Hi, I'm a novice Java programmer, since I did a lot of Swing apps, Wicket was the framework for me to use in our project just last semester then JDBC+a very helpful pattern from developer works.
For the defense, as usual, our professors was almost demanding that every thing should be unique, bank cheque stuffs and whole lots of other stuff. Problem is they didn't actually thought us how to develop a commercial-grade web app. They've just thought us SELECT statements and VB6!
Next sem, it will be having 'Web Technolgies' subject. This time I'd really want to make a professionally made application. Are there any books that focus on a real-world web application, guide in making a professional Java web app? Most books only provide a sample 'cheese store application' or some 'application that has a shopping cart' (but I'm not critizing them! definitely got no right to ).
I plan to use (learn first) hibernate this time and all those DAO that I've been seeing a lot lately.