Eclipse jsp jstl error – Cannot find the tag library descriptor for http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core

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You get that error for the missing tld when standard.jar and jstl.jar are not found. If you are using maven, adding the following should fix it. <!– standard.jar –> <dependency> <groupId>taglibs</groupId> <artifactId>standard</artifactId> <version>1.1.2</version> </dependency> <!– JSTL –> <dependency> <groupId>javax.servlet</groupId> <artifactId>jstl</artifactId> <version>1.1.2</version> </dependency> Try restarting Eclipse if the error doesn’t go away after adding this. Do […]

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Maven dependency – Local jar file from an external third party to be installed into project repository

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Some time back, I was working on an application that involved payments processing. I worked with a payments company called DataCash. They made available a jar file with their API. Now the app I was working on used Maven for dependency management. Usually, if one needs an API to be included for use in the […]

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Configuring Eclipse to use a JDK at a location with spaces in it

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I was setting up my Eclipse environment with some new plugins today and ran into some trouble, which seems to have bothered many souls as I gather from the posts I found when trying to fix the problem. Some tools/plugins/features in Eclipse may need to use a JDK rather than a JRE. Sometimes you may […]

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