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Welcome to Tango

Welcome to Tango! This is a small project that attempts to teach the basics of creating Java/Tomcat-based web apps from the ground up. No archetypes, no automation, no IDE integration. If you need to understand the basics and how things work, bookmark and follow this project now.

The main principle of this project is to use the latest standard technologies available. Starting this in March 2011, it will use Tomcat 7.0.x, and the Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2 specifications. In terms of presentation it will exclusively use HTML 5 and CSS 3.

The output of this project should be simple vanilla applications that you can use and customize to your pleasure. This wiki will contain the documentation of this project in the form of a book

Kostas Symeonidis (ksymeon )
London, March 2011


Chapter 0. Prerequisites
Chapter 1. Your First Web App


  • Java 6
  • Tomcat 7
    • (Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2)
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • UTF-8 Encoding