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Annie Naqvi
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Joined: May 04, 2001
Posts: 39
Hello Friends,
I need the advice from you erudit people as I am starting working on Servlet and JSP.Please tell me from which book shall I start it.And what sites would be helpful for me.
Thanx to all in @dvance;
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
<commercial_plug>Buy my book</commercial_plug>
In addition, get the Tomcat 3.2 package from - complete server with servlet engine and JSP and you get source code. Also, download the Java Servlet 2.2 API and the JSP API 1.1 from

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Farooq Ali
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Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 43
Apart from Bill's book which I found to be very good
try out another book
web development with JSP thats good as well
Brett B Doehr

Joined: Jun 04, 2001
Posts: 11
As far as helpful sites (and JavaRanch is a great one), check out:
These on-line tutorials are fairly helpful, although I think the servlet one is at least a version out of date. But they walk you through setting up Tomcat and provide complete solutions for exercises, which can be helpful for beginners.
I also have a book that's not too bad, "Java Developer's Guide to Servlets and JSP" from Bill Bordgen (or something like that).
P.S. I hope this doesn't make me "erudit".
Annie Naqvi
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Joined: May 04, 2001
Posts: 39
Thanx Bill,Farooq and Brett.
I am really very thankful to you people for your advice.
Brett you have mentioned good tutorial sites thanx alot and ofcourse I will soon buy the Bill's book too .
Thanx Again.
I agree. Here's the link:
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