Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices. For more information, see: http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/whatis_java.xml
Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and Java Server Pages technologies. For more information, see: http://tomcat.apache.org/
Tomcat allows Java applications to run on servers, usually web servers. Basically the Servlet is the ‘program’ (doing the business logic) and the Java Server Page is shown in the browser, allowing for user interaction.
What is <tomcat_home>? How Do I Find Out its Value on My System?
<tomcat_home> is a shorthand way of referring to the location on the hard disk where Tomcat is installed. It is sometimes also called the Tomcat Context. The actual value depends on how you installed Tomcat and on what operating system.
|Install Type||OS||<tomcat_home> value|
|SuperSTAR Suite (with defaults)||Windows||C:\ProgramData\STR\SuperWEB2\Tomcat\|
|Manual install||Windows||whatever value you nominate during install eg C:\Tomcat\ or C:\Apache\Tomcat\|
|Manual install||Linux||(varies) values like /usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-7|
So, if the instructions say "Navigate to your <tomcat_home>\webapps\ directory, and you are using the Suite, this means navigate to C:\ProgramData\STR\SuperWEB2\Tomcat\webapps\