Its amazing what a couple hours of sleep will do. A little more reading and I was able to create and deploy my first WAR file. I am able to view the pages just fine in JBoss.
One more question though...
Looks like JBoss is putting everything in a temp location.
Is this normal or is there something I should be doing to put the application in another location? Also What kinda configuration, if any, will I need to do so the mySQL database can be accessed my my jsp. I've got the jsp code down but is there anything I need to do on the JBoss end.
All deployments are copied to tmp to avoid
locking deploy folder which might make a backup
Copy and modify the example config from
add the driver to server/default/lib
then lookup the DataSource using jndi.