This manual includes contributions from many members of the Jakarta Project
developer community. The following authors have provided significant content:
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.
0.3 Sample Application
The sample directory contains a
complete, but very simple, "Hello, World" application built according
to the principles described in this manual. You can use this application
to practice using the described techniques.