Tomcat is the most popular servlet/JSP container today. It’s free, mature, and open-sourced. You need Tomcat 8 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.
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 8 requires JRE 7 or JDK 7 to run. Earlier versions of Tomcat required a JDK because they needed a Java compiler to compile code in JSP pages. Tomcat 5.5 and later bundle the Eclipse Java compiler so they no longer ...