Hi Rob,

Yes, build scripts with Ant or Maven. Yes, on using Eclipse... I'd
recommend the Sysdeo's Tomcat plugin to Eclipse:

For servlet stuff, Tomcat has some examples.  You might also check out for models (you'll find probably more than you
ever wanted).

There is also an online book with samples:
though you have to step through a convoluted registration process to get it :-(

Lastly, Sun's tutorial is pretty good (and there is no registration


On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 11:30:16 -0500, rob caSSon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> starting to look a bit at java servlet programming in tomcat, and just
> wanted to pick some library-type brains as to directions, tools, etc.
> i'm just starting out, but want to make things as smooth/organized as
> possible....are others doing this kind of development?  are you using
> build scripts with ant?  are you using an IDE like eclipse?  if so,
> what plugins do you suggest?  any good opensoure projects you've used as
> models/code-exploration?
> please bear with these questions from a longtime perl/php developer,
> looking at new tools ;)
> tia,
> rob
> miami u.
> oxford, oh