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I want to relearn Java.  I haven't used it years.  What I want to do is write an application to access an Oracle table and display results on a web page.  I'd like to have the entire application run on my client computer (Windows XP), ie not have to deploy to some other server.  
What I'd like to know is what version of Java do I download.  How to start the development environment?  Direct me to setting up access to the database.  I think I can write the code.  How to deploy the application.  What services need to be started and how.  And anything else anyone can think of to help me get started.
Thanks.
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mohammedfCommented:
first u have to download JDK 6
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
then download Apache Tomcat Server 5.5.9 ( web server for JSP )
http://tomcat.apache.org/
then download Oracle database server ( i prefer Orecle Express edition ) it is light database server
http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/xe/index.html
then here u can start
http://java.sun.com/j2ee/tutorial/1_3-fcs/doc/JSPIntro3.html
http://www.w3.org/Jigsaw/Doc/Programmer/jspdb.html
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contactkarthiCommented:
here is a free book in pdf format

http://www.planetpdf.com/codecuts/pdfs/eckel/TIJ2.zip

also look at
exampledepot.com
java2s.com
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contactkarthiCommented:
have a look at this url

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/appdev.111/b28765/introduction.htm

java + oracle with a sample application

should be the right place for you to start
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crxiAuthor Commented:
Thanks all.  Since i will be working primarily with Oracle databases, I am going to use JDeveloper.
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