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Covers JavaServer Pages 1.2 specification

JSP examples, tools, and more on CD–ROM

Find out how JSP works with JavaScript, JavaBean, and JDBC

Get up to speed with the latest JavaServer Pages specifications
Whether you′re a Web designer or a Java developer, this friendly guide helps you deliver dynamic Web content. From working with basic JSP tags to harnessing JavaBeans and sophisticated JSP applications, it′s just what you need to create successful JavaServer Pages.

all this on the bonus CD–ROM
∗ Dreamweaver UltraDev and HomeSite trial versions
∗ Tomcat
∗ Java 2 SDK Standard Ed. v1.3 for Windows
∗ Forte for Java 2.0 Community Ed. for All Platforms
∗ All sample code from the book
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Mac Rinehart is the president of Sextant Technology Consulting, Inc. and a consultant specializing in JSP and Java enterprise application development.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Did any 'Dummie' test drive this book ? 23 Jun. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Fine intentions but needs to be tested/edited. KIS - Keep it Simple! Code/Examples don't work. Break up each skill into a simple easy to do session with code and examples that work. Why are the exercises mixing in complicated Java pages that don't work anyway! I was so anxious to get a book I thought would be written for a dummy like me but I get a book that requires troubleshooting & cursing. Please post updates/fixes to the dummies site. 1 star is for software, setup instructions, and some good explanations -- but i can't recommend, 'cause i can't use. NOTE: I found Marty Hall's "Core Servlets & JavaServer Pages" is super for beginners or anyone needing concise & working samples.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First Impressions? 12 Feb. 2002
By Andrew Watt - Published on
Format: Paperback
So, here we are at the start of another in the "Dummies" series and I'm left wondering who's the dummy in question.
The book is pretty readable, but you would expect this from the Hungry Minds stable.
However, there are a few errors... And I'm only at Chapter 2.
I will battle on, but I'm left with the feeling that a conscientious editor would have picked up on the bugs in the example code, the directory path errors, dodgy illustrations and the mismatch between the example code on the CD and the text.
Would I buy it again?
Perhaps, but only after a few patches to the original release. ;-)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Save yourself days of frustration -- don't buy this book 1 July 2003
By EmelBrenna - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have bought many Dummies books on various subjects and have always been pleased with them until now. I am a web developer and gave up in frustration after being unable to get the first example running. This book has numerous typos, the copy of the Tomcat server included on the CD didn't work, forcing me to download from the jakarta site, the examples on the CD have typos in them, also, and are write-protected in some manner that Tomcat absolutely despises. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR SANITY.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Really Helpful Book 27 Mar. 2002
By "webmaestra" - Published on
Format: Paperback
Despite the fact that there were some problems with the exercises in Chapter 2 (which was solved by a quick email to the author, who sent me a zip file of revised exercises), I found this book very helpful.
I am a web designer who recently took a crash course in java so that I could have the appropriate background to move into writing jsp code. I was pretty overwhelmed by the whole java/jsp thing until I started reading this book. What really worked for me was that Rinehart effectively pulled everything together by explaining how jsp, html and java work in relation to each other. Also, he often addresses java programmers and web designers separately, which helped define which aspects of java/jsp are important for me to know, and which are less important.
Also useful was Rinehart's tendency, when explaining new concepts, not to assume that it sank in the first time. Instead, he revisited or rephrased concepts a few pages after introducing them. This was helpful.
I would definitely recommend this book to other web designers.
I'll never buy another "Dummies" book 23 Jan. 2003
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Format: Paperback
This is horrible. I have spent 3 days trying to get the examples to work. According to the other reviews the major problems are in chapter 2 (which is where I am stuck) but I have no idea if I will get any further. This was a waste of money.
The directory structures explained in the book are contradictory and the examples copied straight from the CD don't even work--even though the author has "tested everything to make sure it works."
This is my first "Dummies" book and guaranteed it will be my last.
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