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Servlet, JSP and Spring MVC: A Tutorial by Budi Kurniawan

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Appendix A

Tomcat

Tomcat is the most popular servlet/JSP container today. It’s free, mature, and open-sourced. You need Tomcat 7 or later or another compliant servlet/JSP container to run the sample applications accompanying this book. This appendix provides a quick installation and configuration guide and is by no means a comprehensive tutorial.

Downloading and Configuring Tomcat

You should first download the latest version of Tomcat from http://tomcat.apache.org. You should get the latest binary distribution in either zip or gz. Tomcat 7 and later require Java 6 to run.

After you download the zip or gz file, unpack the file. You will see several directories under the installation directory.

In the bin directory, you will find programs ...

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