Dear final year computing students I am currently building an online Java� Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets tutorial for my final year project. One of the reasons why I have decided to go this way is because I noticed the limited number of students in my university who are currently using this technology to implement their final year projects. I noticed that most of them would either go for Php, asp etc. Part of my project will try to investigate why students shy away from Java� server-side based projects and I intend to include this information in my findings section of my report. I am therefore kindly asking you to fill in an online questionnaire so that I can capture my information. The questionnaire has got 6 questions at most and they are easy to answer. Please spare ~5 minutes of your time to fill in the questionnaire to help a fellow student. The form is available at http://www.ernieboy.com/jsp_servlets/dojavaornot.jsp . I would be extremely grateful to all those who are kind. Sincerely Ernest Fakudze, Final year BSc Internet Computing student South Bank University, London, United Kingdom E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.<br />Eric Hoffer
Any reason why you only want final year student input and not input from others?
Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Hi Paul, The main reason why I need input from final year students only is because of the nature of my project. Let me try and explain: I decided to go with this project after seriously observing the archives of final year projects in my university. In a list of about 50 projecs, maybe there is only 1 student using JSP/servlets. From time to time I've had social conversations with university collegues and most of them are of the view that jsp/servlets are hard. Some students have never even heard of such a thing. It is against this erratic background that I decided that this tutorial could help other students. I could have just done something else like building a hotel resevation system. I'm fairly competent in jsp/servlet technology because I did about 6 months contract work with www.jwebhosting.net over the net. They taught me a lot of good stuff there and now I feel that it is time to give something back to society. To end, I believe that most final year computing students (about 70%) couldn't write a simple program in Java. If you research this topic you will see what I mean. I hope this rumbling has helped a little bit.