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<pre>Author/s : Budi Kurniawan
Publisher : BrainySoftware.com
Category : Servlets, JSP and Tag Libraries
Review by : Balaji Loganathan
Rating : 10 horseshoes
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You can save lot of time on browsing Internet on finding tutorials on Struts, yes this book gives you everything that you need to know on programming Struts.

Best buy for both the beginners and the experts, also tips you as a handy reference.

This book serves more than a tutorial on Struts. Even though you can find lot of free short online tutorials, this book made a great deal on putting together explaining every concept of the framework in a precise and down to earth manner.

You don't have to refer other books/sites, because each chapter is fully driven with examples, screen shots of application output framed on a browser, screen shots of webapp directory structure and the code snippets.

I particularly liked the chapters that covered the tasks like file upload, dataacesss,l18n and paging-sorting. I also liked the table listing the attributes, type and a short definition of every tag which is something that every programmer will look for.

The example codes were made ready to use with no complexity on configuring and understanding the package structure. (A little work is needed anyway).

Overall this is one of the effective Struts tutorial available in the market now.


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manas ranjan mandal
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is this book has published in India? is there any indian edition of this book?
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Yes, this book is available in India. Check for yourself @ www.eswar.com in Chennai.


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manas ranjan mandal
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thanks for your valuable information
manas ranjan mandal
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will you do me a favor for finding out this book in bangalore or any other website in india where i can buy this book online...

Thanks in advance
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I'm out of India right now. You can try finding this book @ Gangarams, Bangalore. I'm sure that they will be having the indian edition of the book.
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Thanks a lots
manas ranjan mandal
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finally i brought this book from gangaram @ mg road.Thanks for your suggestion
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I think that the new edition/version of this book i.e Struts 2 design.... has not been published in India ,although it has been published in other countries.At present in India ,this book is of older version of struts i.e struts 1.1 not of struts 2.There is difference between this version.So be carefull while buying new version book on struts 2.


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Joe Harry
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Originally posted by pradeep singh:
Hi
I think that the new edition/version of this book i.e Struts 2 design.... has not been published in India ,although it has been published in other countries.At present in India ,this book is of older version of struts i.e struts 1.1 not of struts 2.There is difference between this version.So be carefull while buying new version book on struts 2.


Manas has purchased this book Struts 2: Design and Progrmmming by Budi Kurniawan. Check his post above!
manas ranjan mandal
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i have purchased struts design and programming version 1.2 is it same as struts 2? is there any difference between struts 2 and 1.2 edition.?
Thanks in advance
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Yes ,there is some differences between these two versions.Struts 2 is popular now-a-days.I have contaced SPD publications house at Daryanganj in Delhi and they told me that this new version of struts 2 in not present in India( means indian edition is not published in india).And if you want to buy then you must have to buy foreign costlier version of more than thousands rupees.
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Originally posted by manas ranjan mandal:
is it same as struts 2? is there any difference between struts 2 and 1.2 edition.?

I can't speak about the book, but Struts 2 is substantially different from Struts 1. Converting a project from 1.x to 2.x requires a lot of work, which is the reason that a lot of companies are evaluating other frameworks besides Struts 2 (like Wicket, Stripes etc.) since Struts 1.x is now dead (although still widely used for existing projects).


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Originally posted by manas ranjan mandal:
i have purchased struts design and programming version 1.2 is it same as struts 2? is there any difference between struts 2 and 1.2 edition.?
Thanks in advance


Manas, they are completely different. You should have asked them for the latest Struts 2 version book by Budi Kurniawan. I thought you purchased the new book!
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

I can't speak about the book, but Struts 2 is substantially different from Struts 1. Converting a project from 1.x to 2.x requires a lot of work, which is the reason that a lot of companies are evaluating other frameworks besides Struts 2 (like Wicket, Stripes etc.) since Struts 1.x is now dead (although still widely used for existing projects).


Ulf, you are absolutely true. We too have started considering JSF instead of Struts.
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so what are the new features added in struts 2? Is struts 2 book completely different from struts 1.2? what are the new chapter added in struts 2 book?
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Originally posted by manas ranjan mandal:
so what are the new features added in struts 2? Is struts 2 book completely different from struts 1.2? what are the new chapter added in struts 2 book?


Have some time to find out yourselves in google about Struts 2. I mentioned in the post above that Struts 2 is completely different from 1.x, you still keep asking about the new chapters that was added in the book. Remember Struts 2 is not an addition of Struts 1.x, but rather a completely new animal.
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It's true that Struts 2 is not a follow-on or an evolutionary development of Strut, but it is also not completely a 'new' animal.

Struts 2 is actually based upon Webwork, which was an excellent leading-edge framework. So if you know Webwork you have an idea about what Struts 2 will be like....
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hi all

i am planning to learn the struts framework and hence looking for a book that will help me . a friend of mine suggested the book by budi kuniawan but there are two versions of the book available in the market one for struts1.x and the other for struts 2 . which book should i buy ? is it possible for a beginner to directly move to the struts 2 framework without having a prior knowledge of the struts 1.x framework


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Yes, go ahead directly with Struts 2.
dipayan chatterjee
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hi

i have been looking for the book by budi kurniawan for struts 2 in delhi for quite some time but in vain. can anyone tell me where can i find this book ? during my search i came across another book "Beginning Apache Struts: From Novice to Professional" by arnold doray ...ofcourse thats for struts 1 . is this book a good choice for a beginner
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Dipayan, I can't help you find Kurniawan's book (it is my favorite of the Struts 2 books), but our Struts 2 FAQ has links to a number of resources, including two free PDF books for Struts 2. That should get you started until you can locate this book.


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dipayan chatterjee
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hi all

the firm that i work for has bagged a project that has been partially implemented in struts 1.2 . i have been asked to learn struts as soon as possible . i have been looking for the budi kurniawan book in delhi but am unable to find either of the books(struts1.x, struts 2)

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dipayan chatterjee wrote:i have been asked to learn struts as soon as possible .


Did you follow the link I posted? There's no reason to hold up learning the framework because you can't find a particular book.
One thing you should be aware of, Struts 1 and Struts 2 are very different frameworks. Learning Struts 1 really won't help you to learn Struts 2.
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I would like to thank the peoples who suggested for this book.
I was a NULL in struts (Having cleared SCWCD is what I have as an Web Application Development). However I follwed this book and also made sure that I do each example in the book which are explained beautifully, and today I feel I have reach a certain level in Struts.

Many thanks once again for the advice and any new member to Struts, this is an excellent book to start.
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Does anyone know where I can download the example code for this book? The 'Download Book Codes' link on the website: http://books.brainysoftware.com/index.jsp?show=struts is not working.
 
 
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