This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
======================================= PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ======================================= Manning Publications announces the release of Web Development with JavaServer Page, Second Edition by Duane K. Fields, Mark A. Kolb, and Shawn Bayern
"...the best offering, head and shoulders above the rest..." -JavaWorld Magazine
A V A I L A B L E D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 1 Greenwich, CT - In the past year, JavaServer Pages have succeeded in becoming a standard tool for the many Java and web developers working with dynamic web content. This book, the first JSP book to be published, quickly developed a superior reputation. This new edition expands and updates the first. The entirely rewritten first part of the book is a gentler introduction to the important technologies on which JSP depends. This edition builds on the first edition's strengths, including the authors' substantial personal experience with real-world development. It introduces the reader to the complete feature set of JSP 1.2 and to both the advantages and the "gotchas" associated with those features. The depth of coverage, which has been an important contributor to the success of the first edition, continues to be a strong feature of the revised book. New features * Complete coverage of the latest version of JSP: JSP 1.2. * A revised, gentler introduction to JSP and its underlying technologies, such as HTTP and servlets. * Over 100 new pages with more examples, including the much-requested shopping cart. * An entire chapter on a new trend, using JSP to create non-HTML content. * Three chapters dedicated to using, developing, validating, and deploying custom tags with examples demonstrating JSP 1.2 enhancements. * The interaction between JSP and other J2EE technologies, such as Enterprise JavaBeans, is covered, as well as comparisons to similar dynamic content systems such as CGI, Active Server Pages, Cold Fusion, and PHP. * Coverage of servlet filters and lifecycle event listeners, new features of the Servlet 2.3 API, with an in-depth example application. * New material introducing the concept of action targets, an extension to the page-centric design approach from the first edition. Online Support from the Publisher Manning provides Author Online forums at its website so that readers and authors can gather to discuss Manning books. Linked to the book's web page, Author Online is open to all visitors, whether or not they own the book, and has proven to be a valuable supplement to readers with a range of technical abilities. Manning also offers components of the book online: the tables of contents, sample chapters, index and source code can be viewed at www.manning.com/fields2. Ebook Available For developers in a hurry, Manning titles are first published as PDF ebooks that contain the complete contents of the printed editions, plus a linked index and Table of Contents. They can be purchased from the publisher's website at a substantial saving off the printed version price. For those who subsequently buy the print version from Manning the ebook price is subtracted from the purchase price. About the Authors A web applications developer and Internet technologist, Duane K. Fields is an expert in the design and development of leading edge Internet applications. He lives in Austin, Texas. Mark A. Kolb, Ph.D., is a reformed rocket scientist who currently focuses on system architectures for distributed web-based applications. Mark lives in Round Rock, Texas. Shawn Bayern, a research programmer at Yale University, is the reference-implementation lead for the upcoming JSPTL standard. Shawn lives in New Haven, CT.
Web Development with JavaServer Pages, Second Edition By Duane K. Fields, Mark A. Kolb, and Shawn Bayern ISBN 1930110-12X Softbound, 800 pages Print edition: (U.S.) $44.95, (Can.) $67.95 December 2001 Available wherever computer books are sold. Ebook edition, 9 MB pdf, $13.50 October 2001 Ebook available only from publisher's site: www.manning.com/fields2.
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