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Java Developer's Guide to Servlets and JSP Paperback – 9 Nov 2000

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (9 Nov. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782128092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782128093
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19.2 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,065,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Aimed at the beginning Java programmer, Bill Brogden's Java Developer 's Guide to Servlets and JSP provides a digestible tutorial to Web development using Sun's JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and servlets, two popular technologies for creating dynamic Web content. This entry-level text gets you started with these APIs and also gives a wide-ranging perspective on other standards like JDBC and XML.

This book's approachability is a major strength. Sure, there is plenty of useful expertise on display here, but the author doesn't get bogged down in too much detail. After showing off the fundamentals of servlets and JSPs, including basic syntax, this book uses simple and effective examples that demonstrate these APIs at work. Several versions of a chat application are used to display different strategies for maintaining "state" within JSPs using hidden form variables, cookies and the JSP session object. (The same code gets enhanced with sockets and RMI later in the book.) This comparative approach is useful for seeing the advantages and differences of each programming strategy.

This title also delves into APIs that are essential for Web developers today. There is an excellent introduction to XML here, plus a chapter on JDBC for database programming. A standout section on getting JSPs and Perl scripts to work together provides some valuable techniques for leverage legacy Web code. (The author shows how JSP code can invoke Perl scripts and retrieve their results.) The book closes with a comprehensible example on JSP tag libraries, how to use servlets and applets together, and a truly useful listing of all relevant servlet and JSP APIs in an appendix. There is even a glossary, to help demystify key terms for the beginning JSP developer.

In all, besides providing a capable tutorial to the basics, this title offers good coverage on related Java-based Web development APIs and techniques that will help make you more productive in the field. Java Developer's Guide to Servlets and JSP is a smart and thoroughly approachable choice for getting started with servlets and JSP development. --Richard Dragan

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I bought this book to get myself familiarised with JSP and servlet. It's a good book for a first-timer with working Java knowledge. It gives a broad overview of how JSP and servlet works. However, if you really want to dive into JSP and servlet, you will probably need the Professional Java Server Programming (THE BIG ONE).
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I ordered this book along with Java Server Programming (wrox) and core servlets (sun). I found that this book only covers overview of servlet. as the title states. its a developer's guide not for learning java servlet. I think its aimed at java professionals.
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HASH(0x9260ac54) out of 5 stars Great Book for Intermediates 5 Feb. 2001
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I found this book very helpful. It's extremely well written and has superb sample code. It covers the servlet API and JSP. The tips on debugging were very insightful. There's a chapter on java and XML which is well done. Brogden also covers EJBs and shows you how to create your own custom JSP tag library. Overall, a high quality, objective book on building web apps with Java, that is not biased toward a particular tool or server. The Appendix serves as a nice reference to the core classes in the JSP and Servlet API. This is the 2nd java book by Brogden that I highly recommend. The other is Java 2 Exam Prep.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9291c6fc) out of 5 stars Good Book for the number of pages 7 Nov. 2000
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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to read this book. Overall the book succeeded in explaining the main concepts relating to JSP and Servlets. There was also a relatively good discussion of related topics such as XML, JNDI, LDAP and JDBC. The example were OK but could have gone into more depth. Given the number of pages in this book I dont think you can expect to have as much coverage and examples are books with twice as many pages, nor can you expect for it to cover every topic even remotely related to Servlets and JSP. Although I havent read other books my associates also spoke well of CORE JSP and Web Development with Java Servlet Pages
Working knowledge in XML, HTML and JAVA definitely increased my ability to pick up the topics quite easily. It is quite imperative to work through the examples if you wish to be able to learn and understand the basics before you tackle the more advanced topics.
HASH(0x9291cc60) out of 5 stars Just Great 30 Sept. 2001
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I read this book and found this book as an excellent book to learn Servlets and JSP, And to use other technologies in it, specially EJBs, XML & JDBC.
Author wrote this book in consideration of students mind, it can answer every question of student. Examples are very easy to learn and easily changeable for students. And explanations are just enough to clear concepts of every student. And I hope u will not need any other book or even any teacher. And finally I would say "Just Great", Thanks for writing this book Mr. Bill
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