-- EASY + URGENT-- J2SDK, J2EE, JWSDP Environment Setup

I am relatively new to java.
I have successfully installed j2sdk 1.4.x and been programming some web apps
everything is nicely integrated with my IDE (code completion) all the classpaths are set up
my question is to add some more Java Web Services Functionality I need to start adding J2EE and JWSDP.

Where should I install these on my computer?  and what should my classpaths and java_home be?  

I currently have C:\j2sdk1.4.2_05 and that seems to work fine.

Please provide examples of configurations that have worked for you the expert.

Also, if I install the aforementioned SDK's the runtime environments are already included RIGHT?

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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
>>Also, if I install the aforementioned SDK's the runtime environments are already included RIGHT?
Right. In the jre directory
u need to make sure of the foloowing:
in ur Env. Variables:

1- define: JAVA_HOME =  C:\j2sdk1.4.2_05
2- append to PATH  C:\j2sdk1.4.2_05\bin

after that install ur J2EE and JWSDP anyware

which server are you using for your J2EE components??
the link below will guide u to configure JWSDP and run some of the samples which comes with it.

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benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
I'm looking at the J2EE 1.4 SDK 2004 Q4 BETA at http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/download.html#sdk
it includes the

Sun Java System Application Server  --- Don't need that I'm using Tomcat 5.x  RIGHT???

J2SE 1.4.2 -- Don't neet that I've got the J2SDK and JRE already RIGHT???

J2EE 1.4 SDK Samples 2004Q4 Beta  --- Do I need the samples to develop???

J2EE 1.4 Platform API Documentation  --- Do I need this to develop???

It looks to me like I don't really get any classes to develop with  RIGHT???
benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
>>after that install ur J2EE and JWSDP anyware

can you suggest a good spot?
benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
I didn't see your post,
I am using Tomcat 5.x
zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
>> J2EE 1.4 Platform API Documentation  --- Do I need this to develop???
You don't *need* them, no.
But you'll find them very useful.
Download the HTMLHelp version from http://www.allimant.org/javadoc/indexe.html
benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
what package are the classes in???
J2SE 1.4.2
J2SE 1.4.2 SDK Samples???
benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
what is the difference betweed the J2SDK and J2SE SDK???

sorry for the never ending quesitons but this is really confusing???
>>>>what package are the classes in??? J2SE 1.4.2 J2SE 1.4.2 SDK Samples???

the package J2SE 1.4.2 will actually give you the API of all the Java classes/Interfaces with their methods and variables.

J2SE 1.4.2 SDK Samples--as the name suggests its just some sample programs to illustrate the J2SE 1.4.2 API

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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
>> what package are the classes in???
C:\j2sdk1.4.x\jre\lib\rt.jar is the jar file containing most of the class files. (you can open that jar file with WinZip and have a look)
benk-master-flashAuthor Commented:
all right, i think i've sorted this out...

the sdk i already have installed under my c:\j2sdk1.4.2_05 is the J2SE 1.4.2 SDK ...

and in the c:\j2sdk1.4.2_05\jre directory is the J2SE 1.4.2

so really I already have most of what's included in the J2EE package.

I've got my Tomcat 5.0 application server/container
I've got the J2SE 1.4.2 under c:\j2sdk1.4.2_05\jre
I've got the J2SE 1.4.2 SDK (which includes J2SE 1.4.2 as above) under c:\j2sdk1.4.2_05


now i install JWSDP where ever I see fit.???
yes, where ever u see fit
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