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Joel Carklin
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Joined: Jun 15, 2001
Posts: 28
Hi All, Am almost finished my basic certification course and am looking at where to go next;
Is JSP similer (in what you can achieve with it) to cgi, or are they not similer? I notice this site seems to
use cgi (which I'm not too familier with either) - Basically, would you use both together because
they do different things? Or would you use one or the other...?
I am also a web designer, would JSP be the next logical choice for me to continue my study; or Java servlets, Beans or
JDBC. It's hard to decide because my course is finished and doesn't offer any guidelines in this respect - and
I don't know enough about any of them to decide... I guess I'll have to do all of them in the end anyway...
Also servers, I have installed JSWDK - is this enough for running JSP and servlets? I briefly looked at other names
and numbers of things but there are so many, and so many version numbers I just felt overwhelmed...
Anyway thanks in advance for any pointers, advice, web-site URL's or free books you can help me with..
Joel

PS: I know there are probably FAQ's etc which answer my questions but yes, this mail is also a shameless attempt to get a free book on JSP and any advice would be greatly appreciated
as well...
Brett Knapik
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Joined: Oct 15, 2000
Posts: 255
you should learn all those things cause jsp, beans, jdbc, and servlets cause they all tie together. I'd recommend Professional Java Server Programming for this. Its enough detailed to get you off your feet then you would probably wont to go more in depth with these with other books. CGI is used with perl most of the time with the syxtax and keyowrds are completely different.
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hanumanth reddy
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Joined: Jun 12, 2000
Posts: 118
You better begin with the servlets by owning the servlet programming by jason hunter it is a good book to start learning the servlet
and latter on concentrate more on JDBC.For Jdbc Sun publication is thebest book.

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