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Struts 2 Environment Setup

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Struts 2 Tutorial | 0 comments

In our previous tutorial we got introduced to what a framework is, and why we go for struts 2. In this tutorial you will learn how to setup development environment for Struts 2 Framework.

Environment Used


  • JDK 7 (Java SE 7)
  • Eclipse JUNO IDE
  • Apache Tomcat 7.x
  • Struts 2 jars

Setting up development environment

To install Eclipse IDE and to configure Apache Tomcat read this page
Struts 2 Framework library download:
Downloading Struts 2 Framework: It is available for downloading straight from its official site. The latest version of this framework for this day is 2.3.8

Simply go to

Choose Struts-2.3.8 Download option as shown on the picture below:
Extracting Struts 2 download: Now extract the downloaded file ( into your favourite. Say, D:\\Struts 2.3.8-all\

And download latest version eclipse from, once installed
** UPDATE: Struts 2 Complete tutorial now available here.

Create a Dynamic Web Project:

Now create a new Dynamic web project using the following option:
File > New > Dynamic Web Project and enter project name as LoginStruts2 and set rest of the options as given in the following screen:
Now copy following files from struts 2 lib folder D:\struts-2.3.8-all\lib to our project’s WEB-INF\lib folder.

Now restart your tomcat server or build and clean it.
That’s all on how to create a Struts 2 project in eclipse, in our next article we shall learn to implement a basic hello world program in struts 2

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