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Download Tomcat from here.  On Windows, expand to c:\tomcat.

Download the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers from here. On Windows, expand to c:\eclipse. 

Copy the following JAR files from c:\tomcat\lib to <java directory>\jre\lib/ext:


Start Eclipse and do the following:

File, New -> Project
Select "Dynamic Web Project" under Web.
On the following screen, press "New Runtime..."  and then select the appropriate version of Tomcat.

If JSTP tags are required:

  • Download from here 
  • Add standard.jar and jstl.jar to WEB-INF/lib for the project.
  • Copy the c.tld of the jstl package to WEB-INF for the project.
  • Add the following lines to the WEB-INF/web.xml file for the project:

To use MySQL, copy mysql-connector-java-5.1.13-bin.jar to tomcat\lib.