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a good book for jsp ?

krishna balaji
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i am a begineer to JSP so what book should i follow to know basics of jsp
whicvh one is best for it?
Bear Bibeault
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Visit the JavaRanch Bunkhouse for book reviews.

Be sure that whichever one you pick is modern and covers JSP 2.0.

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Dave Brown
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I got to grips with jps/servlets in no time with the head first j2ee book.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I think the book you want is the Head First Servlets and JSPs. JSPs don't exist in a vacuum. You've got to learn Servlets along with JSPs - they're like two peas in an iPod.

Really, buy this book. You won't be disappointed:

Head First Servlet and JSPs

Another supplement that is more JSP focussed is Pro JSP 2. It's also one of the new JSP books on the market. If you're really, really focussed on just JSP, this is probably the right book. It's relatively recent as well:

Pro JSP 2, Expert's Voice in Java

I'd also recommend Core Servlets and JSPs, although it's a better reference guide than a learning tool. Still, it looks mighty impressive on a bookshelf, and it has lots of great code snippets:

Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies

Enjoy your journey into JSPs. I might also suggest checking out some of my tutorials on how to create a Servlet, invoke JSP pages, and handle form input from JSP pages in a Servlet. There all here at

-Cameron McKenzie
[ January 11, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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