- Minimal knowledge of Java web apps and associated classes. I don't cover things like what the session is, what the request is, and so on, as there are tons of resources that go over that.
- The ability to get a development environment up and running is assumed; there are too many options, so no matter what example I would have chosen it would have left the majority of readers in the dark. All that, of course, is also well-covered by other (free!) resources.
I hope this helps, although I realize it might not... when I was writing the book I was taking the approach that I was mentoring someone with basic Java skills (it sounds like you exceed that expectation) that has done a little bit of web programming but is taking it to the "next level".
Minus database stuff, possibly, as I've already exceeded the number of pages I was supposed to use :/
Basic questions beyond what are covered in the book are, of course, askable here or for Struts-specific stuff on the Struts user mailing list.
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