From the Back Cover
Servlets and JavaServer Pages™ is the first complete guide to building dynamic Java-based Web applications using the new JavaServer Pages 2.0 and Servlets 2.4. Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) provide a robust solution to developing large, complex Web applications, including multiserver projects. In addition to built-in security, portability, and a Web server, they offer developers the freedom to work with any operating system that supports Java—be it Linux, Windows, OSX, or Solaris.
This authoritative book begins by explaining how to set up a Servlet and JSP development environment, including a discussion of containers, Java support, and installing and configuring Tomcat. The authors then thoroughly explore servlets and JSP, including significant coverage of custom tag libraries, newly available filters, and popular servlet and JSP design patterns. Readers can then test-drive the knowledge gained by constructing a book-support Web site.
Among the topics covered in-depth are:
- Exception handling
- JavaBeans and the new JSP Expression Language (JSP EL)
- The JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) and coding custom tag libraries
- Error handling
- Session and state management
- Design patterns, including Struts
- Multiclient support
- Database connectivity
The actual book-support site (www.jspbook.com) features frequently asked questions, working code examples, and references.
With Servlets and JavaServer Pages™ as their guide, readers will learn how to fully harness the power of these flexible Java technologies.
About the Author
A J2EE developer, Jayson Falkner is best known for managing the JSP Insider Web site, www.jspinsider.com. He has participated in the JSR 152 expert group and JSP 2.0 and helps with the Tomcat reference implementation.
A founding member of DevelopMentor UK, Kevin Jones is an active member of the Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0, and JSTL expert groups. Since 1994, he has developed and delivered Java training on topics such as servlets, JavaServer Pages, and Enterprise JavaBeans. As a speaker at the JavaOne conference, he has discussed servlets, Filters JSP, and tag libraries.