- Visit Tomcat Official Site
- Select the correct binary distribution for your environment and download
- For Windows, you might download and execute 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer, and then follow the instructions
- Any download/install problem, please refer to http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/index.html
Deploy ZK demo application(optional)
The simplest way to test drive ZK existed application is to download and install the ZK demo application.
This step is optional. You could skip it if you prefer to start creating your own application directly.
- Download the lastest zkdemo at http://sourceforge.net/projects/zk1/files/ZK/ (e.g. zk-sandbox-6.0.0.zip)
- Unzip zk-sandbox-6.0.0.zip
- Copy zkdemo.war under the zk-sandbox-6.0.0 directory to $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps.
- Start/ReStart the tomcat services (In some cases, you may need to restart your container if it is running.)
- Visit http://localhost:8080/zkdemo, and then play around with the demo application
Deploy war file to Tomcat is very easy but there're something you need to know
- Tomcat will unzip the war file to filename\ directory automatically
- You can NOT modify the content of filename\ directory unless you remove the war file, or your modification will not work.
- For more information about Tomcat's deployer, please refer to http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/deployer-howto.html
Deploy your application with IDE
When developing an application, we usually use IDE to deploy it. For more information, please refer to the document of your IDE.
If you are new to Java IDE, you might take a look at Setting up Eclipse with ZK Studio.