The Apache Tomcat Servlet/JSP Container

Apache Tomcat 6.0

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Application Developer's Guide

Table of Contents


This manual includes contributions from many members of the Tomcat Project developer community. The following authors have provided significant content:

Table of Contents

The information presented is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction - Briefly describes the information covered here, with links and references to other sources of information.
  • Installation - Covers acquiring and installing the required software components to use Tomcat for web application development.
  • Deployment Organization - Discusses the standard directory layout for a web application (defined in the Servlet API Specification), the Web Application Deployment Descriptor, and options for integration with Tomcat in your development environment.
  • Source Organization - Describes a useful approach to organizing the source code directories for your project, and introduces the build.xml used by Ant to manage compilation.
  • Development Processes - Provides brief descriptions of typical development processes utilizing the recommended deployment and source organizations.
  • Example Application - This directory contains a very simple, but functionally complete, "Hello, World" application built according to the principles described in this manual. You can use this application to practice using the described techniques.

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