Yes, you can run the server and client on the same machine. And yes, you
can download the EE from Sun's site (first check what systems it can run
on). Yes, it's huge and no, it's free.

steven <stevenb@occamgreen.com> wrote in message
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>
> I'm about to begin a MSc Degree project and I'm thinking of using Java

Enterprise
> Editions to create Servlets and JSPs for a contacts database that would be
> accessed over the web. Will it be possible to have the server and client
> running on the same machine for development purposes? That way I can

develop
> it at home.
>
> Also, how do I get a copy of Enterprise Edition is it downloadable from

the
> Sun site or is it huge and rediculously expensive.
>
> Any advice would be great.
>
> Thanks