I'd like to learn how to develop web apps/sites with java; can anyone recommend any good resources - books, websites, etc. - that can help? I'm interested in the specifics of web development with java - i.e. What file directory structure is need? What files are needed beyond web.xml? How to deploy the code to the app server? etc.
I already have an understanding of web development (using languages like php and python), so I don't need/want web "basics" explained - i.e. What is http, html, etc.
Bear Bibeault wrote:The Servlet Specification and Head First Servlets and JSP would be my recommendation.
I'd like to second the recommendation on the Head First Servlets and JSP book. It was actually the first Java book I bought and teaches you VERY quickly how to get a java driven website up and running.
Another route that might be of interest if you like the RubyOnRails way of rapid dynamic web site development but in Java, would be to look at Grails. It doesnt take long to get together a development environment if you use Netbeans and there's a lot of tutorials on their site.
Regards, Dave Brown
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