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I totally agree with the idea that following the MVC is a time saver when you look at your web application during a longer period. And one of the books that helped me working my way through the MVC, servlets, beans and JSP's is "core servlets and JavaServer Pages" from Marty Hall. Mary Hall also has a website where you can take a look and even download the pdf-file of the first version of his book : http://www.coreservlets.com. Another very good book, contaning a full web application built in MVC style, is "Apache Tomcat Bible" (Jon Eaves, Rupert Jones and Warner Godfrey). This book even explains how to install Tomcat, Mysql and other stuff to help you build a Java Web Application.
Joined: Jan 24, 2001
thanks Gert, In online version of Marty's book, which part discusses MVC? thanks, Alex
Joined: Jul 13, 2003
I'm afraid I have to disappoint you, Alex. Marty Hall does not speak about the Model-View-Controller in his book. The reason why I think Hall's book is very good, is that he describes in detail the working of servlets and JSP's. And I still get a lot of tricks out of his book. But if you want to know more about the MVC, then there is the "Apache Tomcat Bible" from Eaves, Jones & Godfrey (Wiley Publishing, Inc). This book has the advantage that it not only explains the theory behind the MVC. But you can as well build a whole web application, based on the MVC. The source code of this web application can be downloaded at http://www.wiley.com/legacy/compbooks/eaves/. Where Marty Hall is very good at explaining the details and tricks of servlets and JSP's, this book is an essential one for every one who wants to build web applications with Java, Tomcat and MySQL.