This book covers aspects of JSP from the java developers perspective. It includes examples using Java Patterns so that you can quickly build your own applications with JSP. The chapter on distributing your application by describing the WAR file structure was very useful. The examples are pitched at a high enough level for you to feel confident that you have a good grounding in JSP after reading the book. As all good JSP books there is considerable mention of servlets and examples are given to illustrate the servlet centric model. My only criticism is that perhaps there are too many examples that use scripting elements as opposed to JSP tags. Having said that there are many books on Tag development and it was probably right to focus on the basics first. The detailed description of bean scope was very clear and there are examples of using the RequestDispatcher class which are missing from many books on JSP.