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Originally posted by Maja Gralewska: Im new to Java web development and would like to study it in more detail, is stripes a good place to start or is it for the more advanced users?
Hi Maja Gralewska ,
Welcome to JavaRanch. Looking at the documentation and other relevant discussions, it looks like you should have a knowledge on some *action based* frameworks, say a typical example Struts so that you can get your hands dirty easily in Stripes!
Just to clarify, Stripes I think is a great start for the beginner, and you don't need to "know Struts" first.
You should have some basic JSP/Servlet and HTTP knowledge though to get the most out Stripes.
I think anyone learning web programming in Java should start with a simple JSP/Servlet application to understand the work flows and development process. Also, it helps to understand what the hub-bub is about and why you'd want something like Stripes in the first place.