In this chapter, we'll begin writing the JAW Motors application. First, we'll explain some basic architectural principles like the MVC pattern of web development. Then we'll explore the building blocks of the web tier (JSP, JSTL, CSS, and servlets). Finally, we'll use ANT to create WAR files and deploy them to JBoss.
Our goal is not to teach you these technologies and techniques from scratchthey should be familiar to most web developers already. This chapter is meant to be a quick overview and demonstration of the technology working in JBoss. For deeper look into web tier software and development best practices, look at Head First Servlets & JSP, by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, and Bert Bates (O'Reilly).