General J2EE: Open Source / Free J2EE tools and Server
- Posted by: Franco Kew
- Posted on: November 02 2003 20:34 EST
I am a starter in J2EE. I have a very tight budget to work with. Thus, can anyone recommend me on open source/ free J2EE developer tool and server. I understand JBOSS is a good one, what are other open source J2EE server available in the market?
If it's just for personal use or proof of cpncept work, why not use the trial version of WebLogic (www.bea.com) or WebSphere (ibm). These are fully functional and the license should last 6 months to a year
..on what you want to do. If you're going to stick only to JSP and Servlets, you're only looking to test applications and not distribute them to the world, etc., there's an excellent http/servlet server that is free, works great and requires no setup: LiteWebServer at http://www.gefionsoftware.com. I use it for testing in-house. You don't have to configure connectors, etc. Easy.
For development you can look at eclipse http://www.eclipse.org. I would recommend also investing (only $29.00 per year) on MyEclipse, which is an J2EE specific workbench that has greatly increased my productivity and learning curve (http://www.myeclipseide.com).
Let us know if you need more help.