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training course. The key to learning is not merely reading, but doing the exercises.
After you do each set of exercises, compare your solutions to the ones provided.
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This section gives a very quick intro to deploying apps to using Eclipse and deploying apps to Apache Tomcat.
Why a real Web server is needed for the upcoming Ajax sections
Setting up the required software
Installing Java SE
Getting Apache Tomcat
Installing Eclipse (Java EE version)
Telling Eclipse about Tomcat
Creating a Dynamic Web Project
A project that can run on a Web server
Deploying a Dynamic Web Project
Running it on Apache Tomcat
Source code of examples in this section. (Really source code for previous section, used
as an example of deployment in this section.)
Bundled as an Eclipse project, but can easily be used in other environments.
Because part of this section covers unit testing of functions that use jQuery, this section is placed here at the end the
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to the code used in that section. You can also view the running apps online at
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