This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
=========================== MANNING PRESS RELEASE =========================== Manning Publications announces the release of: Struts in Action by Ted N. Husted, Cedric Dumoulin, George Franciscus, David Winterfeldt Greenwich, CT November 2002 -- Struts solves the most common problems of Web development by providing an open source framework for building Web applications. The core of Struts is a flexible control layer based on standard technologies like Java Servlets, JavaBeans, ResourceBundles, and XML. Struts in Action is a comprehensive book based on the practical experience of the core Struts team and its development community. In the Foreword, Craig McClanahan, the founding developer for Struts, writes, "[In this book]...some of Struts' most important developers have done an outstanding job of explaining how Struts works and how it is used in practice. " Readers of this book will discover an unparalleled depth of coverage that only Struts development team members are capable of presenting. The authors of Struts in Action begin with an introduction to the Struts framework, covering initial design, data validation, database access, dynamic page assembly, localization, product configuration, and other important areas. They then show how to use both JSP tags and Velocity templates. They carefully explain the Struts architecture and control flow, as well as how to extend framework classes. As the only book with full coverage of both Struts 1.0 and Struts 1.1, differences are pointed out and a case study is developed that illustrates the 1.0 to 1.1 transition. The book demonstrates dozens of proven design techniques, patterns, and strategies, many of them not found elsewhere. By providing practical examples of realistic uses of Struts, this book helps the reader learn through action. Struts in Action is available for download in a PDF ebook edition through the publisher's website www.manning.com/husted. Web visitors can also read sample chapters and other content of the book as well as join in author-led discussions in the Author Online forums. About the Authors - The lead author, Ted Husted, is a consultant to Struts development teams throughout the United States and an acknowledged Struts authority. He is a manager of the jGuru Struts forum, a core member of the Struts development team and lives in Fairport, New York. Cedric Dumoulin is an active member of the Struts development team and presently a researcher at the University of Lille in France. George Franciscus is a principal at Nexcel, providing technical and management consulting services in several industries, and lives in Toronto, Ontario. David Winterfeldt is a Struts committer working as a senior developer at a major company implementing J2EE technology and lives in New York City. About Manning Publications- Struts in Action joins other well-known books in the Manning Java Developer's Library such as Bitter Java, Web Development with JavaServer Pages, Java Development with Ant, SCWCD Exam Study Kit, and many others. Read about these and other Java titles in development at the Java Developer's Library at www.manning.com/java.html. Struts in Action by Ted N. Husted, Cedric Dumoulin, George Franciscus, David Winterfeldt ISBN 1930110502 Softbound, 664 pages, $44.95 Ebook, PDF 2.5 MB, $22.47 www.manning.com/husted
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