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sunil chandwani

Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 19
Iam a jsp beginner
I have several doubts. please help me it necessary to have knowledge of sevlets for starting jsp
2.I have downloaded apachae tomacat as my first book has suggested me but I am unable to run my examples on this
3.Can jsp works on pws(personal web server of microsoft)
4.Is there any online turorial for jsp
5.which is best book for jsp beginners except orielly's
Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
One thing at a time, please!!!
Go through this step-by-step work sheet will definitely help you to start
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Anjali Ajwani

Joined: Jan 18, 2001
Posts: 16
Hi Sunil,
Answer to some of your questions:
1) No, knowledge of servlets is not essential to being JSP. What you need to know is Java and HTML.
2) Install JRun from That is a good engine.
3) No idea.
4) JSP's tutorial at Sun's site.
5) Professional Java Server Programming is a good book, but that's for advanced learning. I haven't tried O'reilly book, but have read Core JSP by Damon Hougland and Aaron Tavistock, which is OK for beginners.
Bharatesh H Kakamari
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 198
1. It would be *good* if you have knowledge of servlets atleast basic such as life cycle of servlets, class hierarchy of servlets, working of servlets, methods of servlet classes, which one is invoked at what point of time.
2. Tomcat is the best for JSP
3. Try and sun's site.
4. If you are beginner, Pure JSP book is available in India (i am not sure of other places). It is good for beginners. After reading this book and then reading from Prof JSP you will find the 'pure JSP' very preliminary.
tom gong
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Joined: Jul 15, 2000
Posts: 36
I will say "Web Development with JavaServerPages" by Duane K, Fields is the best jsp book (ISBN 1-884777-99-b)
Vishakha Ahuja
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Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 191
I'm also a beginner in JSP topic. I'm studying from sun's "core servlets and Java server pages" by Marty Hall. It tells you the best of both worlds !
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