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Prerequisites for CFML on Tomcat Deep Dive at cf.Objective()

I just added the prerequisites for the Tomcat Deep Dive I'm doing at cf.Objective() this year to the session description page, but figured I'd summarize here as well in case people don't notice it over there.

This is designed as a "bring your own laptop" session and we'll actually be installing and configuring Tomcat, multiple CFML engines, and web server connectivity in the session, but it would be VERY helpful if you grab all the downloads ahead of time since the wireless can be sketchy at conferences. Also some of the downloads are large and that will not only eat up bandwidth but many hotels cut off downloads after they hit a certain size.

So here's the short list:

Java. Not just the stuff that ships with ColdFusion if you already have that installed, but a plain old JDK. (Don't worry, it won't conflict with anything ColdFusion-specific you already have installed.) Java 7 should work but to be safe grab the latest Java 6 (which at the moment is…