For all assignments, we have a dedicated cluster of machines, named mod1 through mod24, for this course. These machines are set up with less port blocking than a typical SEAS machine: it is up to you to use them responsibly.
Development will be in Java 6, aka JDK 1.6.
We recommend the use of subversion, a version control system, for maintaining your project code. See here for details.
As a development environment, we recommend Eclipse 3.3 or later (available on the mod cluster). You can get an Eclipse plug-in for subversion here.
Assignment 1: Web and application servers; thread pools; learning APIs.
You will also want the servlet helper classes, the servlet API jar, and the simple command line servlet runner (aka TestHarness).
Note that if you use Eclipse, you may ultimately need to set the classpath using the Eclipse GUI (this is via Window|Preferences, Java, Build Path, User Libraries in Eclipse 3.x).
Some useful URLs:
Assignment 2: web crawling, XPath, XQuery.
You will also need to use the following:
Assignment 3: Web services, distributed hash tables.
You will want the following:
Final team project: P2P web crawler and search engine.