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Beginning JSP, Jsf, and Tomcat Web Development: From Novice to Professional [Paperback]

Giulio Zambon , Michael Sekler
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1 Nov 2007 1590599047 978-1590599044
Start building Java-based web applications now, even if you're a complete newcomer to Java. Comprehensive and example-driven, Beginning JSP, JSF, and Tomcat Web Development is all you need to develop dynamic web applications using JSP, connect to databases with JSF, and put them into action using the world's most popular open source Java web server, Apache Tomcat. A comprehensive introduction to JavaServer Pages (JSP), JavaServer Faces (JSF), and the Apache Tomcat web application server Key concepts made easy to grasp by numerous working examples and a walkthrough of the development of a complete e-commerce project Written for professionals by a practicing Java web application professional and expert What you'll learn Develop dynamic web applications using the popular JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology. Connect to SQL-based databases, like MySQL, from JSP/JSF-based web pages. Integrate XML and HTML markup into your Java web page or Java-based web application. Build an e-commerce web site using sound design principles Deploy web applications using the world's most popular and widely adopted open source Java web application server, Apache Tomcat. Who is this book for? This book is ideal for anyone new to Java who wants to start developing Java web applications, but also offers a valuable refresher to Java web developers who are new to the latest JSP, JSF, and Tomcat standards. About the Apress Beginning Series The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from "novice to professional". You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know-but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next car

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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Springer (1 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590599047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590599044
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 17.9 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Giulio was born and grew up in Rome (Italy). While in high school, he was part of the team that represented Italy at the IX International Mathematics Olympiad. He completed his studies with a doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome - La Sapienza, where he graduated cum laude among the best of his class.

After a period of teaching Electric Engineering and a fifteen-month stint in the technical corps of the Italian army, he joined the computer industry as a software developer. In the ensuing thirty years, his career took him to eight cities in five different countries. He worked as a software developer, systems consultant, process improvement manager, project manager, and chief operating officer.

In 1992, Giulio founded in Perth (Australia) the company Rainbow Hill Pty Ltd, to do system consulting and software development. He liquidated it in 1994 when he moved to Switzerland. In 2002 he tested once more his entrepreneurial skills by founding SynerVox SA in Zurich (Switzerland). The company provided Telecom services, with particular focus on Interactive Voice Response, and operated for almost five years with reasonable success.

Giulio holds the Australian citizenship and, towards the end of 2007, he decided, in agreement with his wife Monika, that it was time to stop running around like a headless chook and return to Australia for good.

Since early 2008, he lives in a peaceful suburb a few kilometres North of Canberra, where he can dedicate himself to his many interests, ranging from writing to walking, from Science Fiction to History, and from Quantum Mechanics to I.Q. tests.

Giulio is a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, a professional organisation of scientists and other scholars focused on phenomena that cross traditional scientific boundaries and are inadequately studied within mainstream science. He is also member of several High-IQ societies, including Glia and Mensa.

Giulio's website is http://zambon.com.au

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Giulio Zambon is head of technology and operations at World Television. He also belongs to the Society of Scientific Exploration. He is a practicing Java web application developer using the latest JSF, JSP, and Tomcat standards as well as Struts standards.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginning JSP, JSF, and Tomcat Web Development 24 May 2008
Format:Paperback
Web development using JSP, JSF and the various periferal technologies is both vast and complex. This book packs a lot of information into a tight volume and achieves a nice balance between technical implementation and general concepts. I regard this as one of the better technical books I have read and it has gone a long way to bringing together, all the pieces of the puzzle into a single volume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful 4 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I started this book with almost zero knowledge of HTML/Java script/JSP/Tomcat. By installing Tomcat & Eclipse to my Debian linux laptop (all FREE downloadable software) and then working through this book I've learnt to develop dynamic web sites.
(p.s. O'Reilly "Tomcat The Definitive Guide" book helped get Tomcat installed and working)
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great introduction to JSP 28 April 2008
Format:Paperback
This book gives you a thorough introduction to database driven web application development with JSP and JSF for the Tomcat web server, which is what I needed as I was really approaching the coding part of it as a novice.

Also, the bookshop examples are practical and easy to follow.
They start off with JSP and then become more complex, as you are introduced to
databases (open source MySQL), SQL, XML and finally JSF. Other topics needed for dynamic web development such as HTML and CSS are also well covered.

There aren't many shortcomings for an introductory book, however I feel
that more modern database access techniques such as Hibernate ORM would
have been a nice addition, therefore 4 stars.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Definetly didn't like it 17 April 2010
By Mandy
Format:Paperback
Terrible book, specially if you're a beginner:

1. Half the book consists of appendixes, most of them quite unnecessary, such as html, sql and installing eclipse.
2. Most of the examples in the book don't work. I downloaded them from the website but they still wouldn't work.
3. The author could have explained the "Hello World" application and the following using a tool such as Eclipse rather than command line compiling. The approach he took doesn't make life easy for a complete beginner.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start at using technologies 19 April 2008
By jzukowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Okay, I haven't touched JavaServer Pages in some time and this book got me back up to speed pretty quickly. Adding in JSF was easy, which I hadn't used before. It does start a little too basic for my needs and doesn't go quite as deep as I'd like, but overall will have you using JSP and JSF with MySQL within Tomcat pretty quickly. The title is Beginning JSP..., so not going as deep as I'd like is not the book's problem, but more now its time for me to go to the next level and probably look into one of the Pro books.

One complaint with the book is the excessive appendices, almost half. Maybe it is just me, but I think eight pages to specify HTML characters and another 40 pages for an HTML reference seems excessive for the book's topic. With Beginning in the title, I was thinking more beginning JSP and JSF, not beginning HTML.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Way to little JSF 14 Sep 2009
By Stephen L. Mcconnell - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is far to basic and superficial in its treatment of Java Server Faces than anticipated.

There are far too many chapters on how to set up the supporting services and far to little on Java Server Faces. With 8 chapters and 8 appendixes there is only 1 chapter and one appendix on JSF. The other chapters deal with an overview of Web Pages in General, an overview of JSPs, an overview of setting up MySQL (only for a Windows platform), an overview of setting up Tomcat 6 (again only for the Windows Platform) and the underlying structure of Tomcat 6, a superficial discussion of XML technologies such as XPath and XSLT (there are whole BOOKS written on this), a superficial discussion of CSS and HTML and an appendix on the Eclipse platform (ignoring NetBeans or other valid IDE's).

If one is rusty on some of the technologies, it is a great review. But a person new to JSP's and Java Web technology would be very quick to get lost. This does not take you from Novice to Professional. It a surface scratch of a handful of the basic technologies and leaves one wanting. Nowhere near a Professional developer.

On the plus side, if one IS rusty, the discussion of JSP's is a very quick and down and dirty get one back up to speed on Intrinsic Objects, JSP directives JSTL and EL and a slam, bang, thank you mam' on custom tag libraries.

It would do better to get Pro JSP 2, Fourth Edition (Expert's Voice in Java) or a book specifically on JSF if you want to learn JSF.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Usefull Book 29 Mar 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a good source for beginnerr and a little reference about JSP and JSF. If you need more specific information about the titles you will need another book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful for a beginner to learn a little about those technologies 20 Nov 2012
By Delian Delchev - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is very useful for a beginner to learn a little about those Java web technologies. You just need basic knowledge in Java to read it, and the language is quite understandable.
1.0 out of 5 stars Very very basic 17 Sep 2012
By Gilberto Rosas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
All topics in the book are developed in a very basic way, i don't recommend you buy this book at this price.
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