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Obvious play for Dave Newton's Struts 2 book

Jack Delerousse

Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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Hi Dave,

I studied the structure of Struts 1 way back in the day when it first came out, and liked what it did. I'm interested in picking up Struts 2, but assuming I'm not lucky enough to win your book, I'm curious - would I be better off just using tutorials? I.e. what is there about the book that makes it worth the cost?

Many thanks, and congrats on the book
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David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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Drat, you're on to me.

If you already know everything about Struts 2 and JavaScript, you're probably better off with tutorials ;) The book, however, does cover a fair number of edge-cases not often seen in tutorials, and romps across a number of topics not specific to Struts 2 itself: I really didn't want to re-hash the existing tutorials and S2 documentation, but rather try to create a "mentoring session" between myself and someone new to the framework and/or a number of best-practices in the S2, testing, and web-app development areas.

(And it's never a crime to try to snag free schwag ;)

Paul Michael
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Jack BeNimble, please be Quick!

Anyway, the mentoring approach of the book sounds like fun.

I hope to study Struts 2 after studying Flex (I used to create Struts 1.2 apps).

I have this feeling that Struts 2 would probably beat JSF in the long run...

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