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Linux Journal: Getting Started with Java on Linux

Aug 27, 2002, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Solin)

"Write once, run everywhere: that's the slogan the Java community uses to propagate their language-of-choice. It's probably true, but only if you first manage to set up the beast on your box. This article gets you started with Java on Linux by showing you how to get the Java Compiler and Virtual Machine installed so you can run core Java programs. It also shows you how to set up a Java web application server. If you follow each step in this article carefully, you will end up with a full-featured Java application server.

"For the core Java, we will use Sun's JDK (Java Development Kit), although the IBM equivalent would work equally well. IBM's JDK is even known to be a little faster than the Sun JDK.

"Resin will be used for the application server. Resin is both fast and easy to set up. It's also robust and includes all the features that Java developers are looking for, including Servlet/JSP, XML and EJB. For now, we will bother only with the Servlet/JSP portion..."

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