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 ...