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Beginning JSP

Viji Bharat
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Joined: Sep 18, 2000
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I have a decent ASP experience. Could someone tell me if this would help in learning JSP quicker?
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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If the answer were no, would you not learn JSP?
The way I see it, is that you should learn JSP whether your ASP experience accelerates your learning or not.
You obviously are prime candidate to "step over to the Good Side of The Force"... He he...

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Kavita Ghia
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
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Hi Viji,
It is definitely a great idea to learn JSP because the concepts of both JSP and ASP are the same.What is different is syntax and for that u can refer to many good books on java which will give you the basic overview of the language.There r many good books on java available in the market.Some of them are:
1.Professional Java-Wrox publications
2.Java 2 The complete Reference by Patrick Naughtan
3.Jav 2 by Balaguruswamy
4.Learn Java in 21 days
U can go through any of these books and then start JSP.
All the best for your decison making process.bye
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Hi Kavita,
Is it necessary to learn JAVA before JSP?
lokesh reddy
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Joined: Sep 15, 2000
Posts: 66

Hi vijay,
I think ASP file is a combination of scripts and html, but jsp is a combination of language and html. So here i would like to say you that, your experience may help you to learn jsp quickly, but before you have to learn the core java. JSP is entirely built on servlets api, so it is important to have a good idea about what servlets are and how they work. If you are unaware of java language you cannot learn servlets, which means you also cannot learn jsp.
So i would like to prefer you to follow the books like Core Java Volume 1 & 2 (These two books are excellent, which provide you the basis to learn java quickly and effectively) and after completing these two books, check out jsp professional by wrox publishers or core servlets and jsp by sun publishers.
I hope you find this information useful.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
Please don't get too hung up on what you should learn first. JSP is actually very easy, and the best way to start is to get a server which will do it and try some examples. Run the examples which come with the server first to make sure its installed right, then copy one of the examples to a new file and play with it. See what works and what doesn't.
Then (and only then) once you have tried it a bit, you can start to learn the technology behind it. learning the Java language will help with understanding the wierd stuff between the <% and %> , learning Servlets will help understand what's happening behind the scenes, learning JavaBeans will help you put real data on your pages, and learning advanced JSP features like custom tags will help you develop your solutions.
But remember you don't need to know any of this to use JSP, so just have a go. It's fun, honest!

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Viji Bharat
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Joined: Sep 18, 2000
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Thank you all for your suggestions.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Beginning JSP
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition