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Java Tools book case studies

Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
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I have a question about the case studies used in the book. Is each case study a seperate example or do they build on top of previous case studies?


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Rick Hightower
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Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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Most of the case studies build on our scaled down version of a petstore web applicaiton.
We refactor the pet store to use XSLT, Struts, JSP, etc. Then we use the test code to ensure that it still works.


Rick Hightower is CTO of Mammatus which focuses on Cloud Computing, EC2, etc. Rick is invovled in Java CDI and Java EE as well. linkedin,twitter,blog
Michael Burke
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Joined: Jul 29, 2000
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Rick I checked your book out briefly at a local bookstore and it looked interesting and I know you've received a very good review on this site. Lately I've been learning struts and am trying to put together an app to help me learn. I didn't realize your book covered struts also. Is struts a major part of the book?
Nicholas Lesiecki
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Joined: Mar 12, 2002
Posts: 13
Michael,
Struts is not a huge part of the book, but we do use it in the case studies. The book would be a great supplement to any Struts development because it illustrates how to add Struts to an existing app (and verify that it works!) but it's not a book on Struts.
Cheers,
Nicholas Lesiecki


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