Installing and Using Eclipse Web Tools with Apache Tomcat In this post, I will concisely try to demonstrate how to install and configure Eclipse Java Enterprise Edition (for J2EE) with Apache Tomcat server. Firstly, it is important that your computer system be loaded with Sun Java Developer Kit or JDK. Go to sun download and download the latest version of JDK. After you install it, remember the installation path as we would require it during Eclipse web tools installation. Secondly, you need to install Apache Tomcat on your computer system: • Download the installation file from http://tomcat.apache.org/ • Make sure that you do not have an earlier instance or earlier version of Apache Tomcat installed on your system. • If yes, remove any such earlier installation of Apache Tomcat before proceeding. • To begin installation you need to run the Windows Service Installer. • Select the destination folder. • You would be prompted to enter admin password for Apache Tomcat. • Once you have installed Apache Tomcat on your computer, next is to install Eclipse Web Tools. Thirdly, to install Eclipse Web Tools you need to download the software from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/. You can get confused with the various different download options. We need the Java Enterprise Edition for developing web applications; therefore, you need to download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Choose the appropriate download mirror to download the software to your computer system. Now, just follow the simple steps: • Download the installation zip file on your computer. • Unzip the file by right clicking on the file. • Select the destination path of unzipped file. You should set the destination path to the subdirectory where JDK was installed. So now, we have installed Sun JDK, Apache Tomcat and Eclipse Web tools. In next post, I will demonstrate how to use Eclipse Web Tools with Apache Tomcat to create the web applications.