on 19 August 2009
This, like all other books I have purchased from this publisher, is excellent value for money. It teaches in a byte size chunk which makes learning easy. I wish all publishers of technical books would follow this approach. This book should be on the shelf of anybody learning Java Servlets and JSP from scratch. The only one provisory is that unless you are familiar with programming in Java, you will need to read Java SE6 from the same publisher first, as this book does not cover basic java programming.
on 16 May 2013
This book is a must have for anyone wanting to learn / new to JSP/Servlets/MVC pattern.
It will give you a quick head start as most topics are filled with useful examples that are very easy to follow.
Some topics are Servlets, MVC, JSP, JSTL, EL, Clean Code, JavaBeans, Scope, Tomcat, Connection pools
Each chapter is very clear, well presented and does not contain useless information like some other books.
For anyone who has not programmed in Java before you could probably get away with reading this book and using the JDocs as you go along. (given that you are familiar with OOD & common data structures).