How to Create a Java Server Faces (JSF) Development Environment with Apache Tomcat and Sun JDK

This tutorial demonstrates how to configure your Windows XP environment in order to do some JSF development. The idea is that first you need to install the JDK, configure the JAVA_HOME environment variable, and then install the Tomcat Servlet & JSP engine. With the JAVA_HOME set, and the bin directory of the Tomcat6 server located, it’s just a matter of running the startup.bat file and your tomcat server can be found at http://localhost:8080. After installing and configuration Tomcat, further tutorials demonstrate how to obtain the JSF JAR files from the mojarra project (jsf-api.jar & jsf-api.jar). We even recommend finding the jstl.jar and standard.jar files from the examples in the Tomcat installation.