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I received this book few days before Christmas, and I'm now really impressed: in few weeks, following this beautiful manual, I got all the necessary information and skills I need to start using the Stripes Framework for my own projects! I successfully implemented also the Stripersist library and Hibernate, and everything is working fine from the beginning. Stripes is a recent tool, but we are lucky because the official website is rich of useful information and the documentation is very accurate; we are lucky because Stripes is very powerful but also extremely simple, and Frederic Daoud did a fantastic work writing this book! It's very well organized, introducing components and arguments of the framework in a logic and developer-friendly way. Chapters on Layout Reuse, Custom Messages and Persistance are absolutely stunning, definitively one of the best tecnical book I have read in the last year! On the Pragmatic Programmer's web site you can find the zipped source code with all the book's examples: it's useful to keep everything under control, looking at the entire class code, following the changes introduced in the book.
This book isn't great. The examples do not match the source code so if you're working through the book, you miss out key information. I've tried copying and pasting everything, but the examples throw all kinds of errors.
Don't waste your money. Try a different framework.