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a biggner in JSP world

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hi all javaranchers,
i am kumar. I want to learn JSP from the starting.
I am comfortable with core java. pl. guide me and suggest
me how can i learn and do programming in JSp.
suggest me some good books on JSP also.
Adrian Yan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
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First, download tomcat and install it on your machine.
Second, get a book, both "Web Development with JSP" by Manning or "JavaServer Pages" by Oreilly are highly recommended.
Third, start writing codes, lots of it.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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I really recommend thorough study of servlets since JSP is totally based on the servlet API. If you jump straight into JSP you will probably find it confusing.
As Adrian suggests, download Tomcat - even if you use another servlet engine, Tomcat has the JAVADOCS for the servlet and JSP classes.
For reference, download the Servlet API and JSP API PDF format documents from
There are many good web sites - for instance the taglib tutorial at

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Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
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How about start from here?
Using the following worksheet step-by-step, it will work for you:
How to make your first JSP page work on Tomcat?
Then play with Tomcat examples, and make them doing different things.
Adrian Yan
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I agree, since you are a programmer, learning JSP is much easier after you know servlet.
I agree. Here's the link:
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jQuery in Action, 3rd edition