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sandeep kapse
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Hi. I want to learn Servlets and JSP. Which are best books for it?


[ SCJP6, SCWCD5 ]
William Brogden
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Which ever book you end up with, you should start by downloading and installing the latest version of Tomcat. It comes with the JavaDocs you will need to study and numerous examples. Do NOT install Tomcat as a service, install it as a regular application.

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Priti Sharma
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sandeep misal wrote:Hi. I want to learn Servlets and JSP. Which are best books for it?

Head First Servlets & JSP - The one I am also referring to.

Do the exercises, puzzles in the book, really helpful.
sandeep kapse
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@William

Sorry William, but I have already installed it as a "service". But why one should not install it as a service?? Your explanation will be really helpful.
sandeep kapse
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@ Priti

I am beginner. So will this book be helpful for me to start with? I mean this is certification book.
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Sorry William, but I have already installed it as a "service". But why one should not install it as a service?? Your explanation will be really helpful.


As you start your servlet programming experimentation you will be wanting to stop and restart Tomcat many times. There will be times when Tomcat mysteriously dies or fails to do what you expect. Clues to problems with starting will be much easier to see if you start Tomcat as an application from a command prompt window.

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Sumukh Deshpande
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Typically how much time one should require to learn Servlets and JSPs?
Bosun Bello
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There is no clear cut answer to this question. It depends on the individual and it will vary. The bottom line, read/practice till you are comfortable.

Sumukh Deshpande wrote:Typically how much time one should require to learn Servlets and JSPs?


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Sumukh Deshpande wrote:Typically how much time one should require to learn Servlets and JSPs?

That's an unanswerable question. I've been using JSP and Servlets for over 10 years (started with beta JSP 0.92) and I'm still learning things about it.


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mark benz
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Sumukh Deshpande wrote:
Typically how much time one should require to learn Servlets and JSPs?

A key concept I found very useful is to get hands on experience;
study + "read/write lots of code"
Mathew Lee
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I have been learning for last 3 years...but i still feel i need to learn more
 
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