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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (7 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130461806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130461803
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,799,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The first Java guide specifically for experienced ColdFusion developers and Web professionals!

  • Leverage your Web and ColdFusion skills to develop powerful Java applications
  • Master JSP, servlets, custom tags, JavaBeans, JDBC, and other key Java Web technologies
  • Install and run Apache Tomcat 4 and JRun 4 application servers
  • Build several complete applications, including an e-commerce site
  • Includes handy Java glossary and JSP/servlet references
  • Up-to-the-minute coverage of Java 1.4, JSP 1.2, servlet 2.3, and ColdFusion MX

With ColdFusion MX and this book, any Web professional can leverage the power of Java to build robust, high-performance Web applications. Leading Web developer and columnist Eben Hewitt begins with a rapid-fire introduction to Java that builds on what you already know about ColdFusion to teach you exactly what you need to know about Java programming. Hewitt's focused examples, real-world insights, and code will take you from the basics of object-oriented programming to sophisticated JSP/servlet development, XML-based applications, and beyond!

  • Master object-oriented application design and programming
  • Build powerful servlets, JavaServer Pages, applets, and desktop applications
  • Leverage XML & XSLT, exception handling, I/O, JDBC databases, and more
  • Understand the similarities and key differences between CFML and Java development
  • Integrate ColdFusion MX with J2EE and servlet technology
  • Create JSP custom tags and use the brand-new JSP Standard Tag Library
  • Includes complete references to JSP tags and the Servlet API, plus a handy Java glossary

The bookÕs extensive code examples (downloadable from include a start-to-finish Java e-commerce application.

About the Author

EBEN HEWITT, M.A., is a Macromedia Certified ColdFusion Developer and Web Development Manager at He is a frequent columnist, author of Core ColdFusion 5 (Prentice Hall PTR), and creator of Eben Hewitt's ColdFusion Training Course: A Digital Seminar on CD-ROM (PTG Interactive). Every month, millions of people visit the ColdFusion and Java-based sites he has created.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Pikala on 11 Nov. 2011
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I'm ColdFusion expert since version 1.5 and thought this would be good book to cross over to Java world. Unfortunately it wasn't. At least I'm more comfortable learning new language without references to something else which isn't exactly same thing anyway.

Book would have been much better if it would have demonstrated how to do things that ColdFusion makes trivial with Java. Unfortunately it focuses on basic data structures that can be understood quite easily in my opinion.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Serves its intended purpose well 12 Mar. 2003
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Whether you have an OO background or not, this book makes learning the basics of Java easy and gets you up to speed in JSP's and servlets very fast.
A friend of mine who is an experienced Java developer looked through it and was really hits the points that need to be covered in a very clear and concise way. If you need more depth or practice with specific Java topics, there are other suitable books to use as helpful reference.
Although it is written for ColdFusion developers, anyone with basic web programming experience will find this book useful as an introduction to JSP's and servlets. Very highly recommended.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What a ColdFusion developer need to learn 23 Jun. 2003
By Foti Massimo - Published on
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Since the release of ColdFusion MX, learning a little bit of Java makes more sense than ever for a ColdFusion developer. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Java manuals out there are targeted to people with OOP experience, often C/C++ developers. They also cover a lot of things that have no value for a web developer. Eben Hewitt managed to cover this special niche pretty well, with a well-structured book that delivers exactly what a ColdFusion developer need to learn in order to become acquainted with Java.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Introduction to Java 14 July 2003
By Lisa J Wilson - Published on
Format: Paperback
When I began reading "Java for ColdFUsion Developers", I was excited to see how similar writing a Java program is to the syntax used to write CFScript or Action Script. This is an excellent time to learn all three!
The author has organized his information in a logical manner that builds from the basics and moves throught topics that include programming structures and object-oriented application design. Specific to CF developers is the chapter on "Extending ColdFusion with Java" to leverage ColdFusion use in J2EE environments.
Hewitt has an easy tone that makes you feel as though he's talking directly to you. He includes code for creating class files as he moves along to allow you to write and compile as you go. An experienced author with two other CF books behind him, he introduces Java to experienced CF developers who may come from a web background instead of hard-core programming. The book covers the basics thoroughly without breaking your back (unlike other books in my backpack!)
It's not a book for those new to ColdFusion or other types of programming, but it's an excellent resource for those of us who are overwhelmed by the current number of cryptic Java books available. As the introduction to Hal Helms reads, Eben Hewitt achieves his goal by "helping us leverage our ColdFusion knowledge into Java expertise."
Lisa Wilson, Manager, Sacramento ColdFusion User Group
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A book that speaks in terms CF developers can understand 2 Nov. 2003
By Neil Giarratana - Published on
Format: Paperback
Finally a book that didn't assume I was coming from a C/C++ background. I have between eight and ten different books that looked like "the one" to teach me what I wanted to know in Java. I have little interest in learning applets or SWING based interest is in web based interfaces. This book spoke in terms I could understand easily based on a ColdFusion frame of reference. Eben Hewitt does a great job comparing and contrasting java data structures with ColdFusion ones and letting the CF developer know exactly what the pros and cons the different approaches entail. Th examples are good and applicable to the types of applications I would build. I strongly recommend this book.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Related materails located at different site... 30 Mar. 2004
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was not so happy to have to search for the code. I tried the website (where the book informs you to go) and discovered it's no longer there. I tried the publisher, who was no help. I performed searches, read forums, and then finally typed the authors name in as the web address and sure enough finally have the code. So, if you purchase this book first make sure you can actaully get your hands on the code. ...
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