This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I have perused other books but I w'd strongly recommend this book: Web developent with Java server pages (from Manning) -duane k fields et all. It's just too good. Core servlets and Java server pages (from SUN) --marty hall is also supposed to be good. But I w'd strongly recommend the first one. Very simple, clear and concise. karthik.