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Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java™ Web Applications by Arthur Ryman, Lawrence Mandel, Naci Dai

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Chapter 3Quick Tour

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

—Confucius

Overview

Following the long-standing tradition used in programming books, our first Web application will be “Hello, world.” The purpose of “Hello, world” is to get your development environment set up and to go through one complete edit-compile-debug iteration that results in running code. Accomplishing this means that you have solved most of the problems that are unique to a new development environment or programming language. You can then focus on your programming tasks and incrementally learn new features of the tools as you need them. However, Java Web application development has many facets, so we’ll develop “Hello, world” in four iterations, each of which ...

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