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Knowledge of J2EE and STRUTS

Gregg Bolinger
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How important is it to know all the ins and outs of JSP and Servlets to fully grasp and understand STRUTS.
I know how a servlet works. I have written them. I know how JSPs work and have written them. I have written small apps where JSP's and Servlets communicate with one another.
But what I am delving into now are things like action mappings, Front Servlet Controllers, etc. And I know STRUTS already handles all this for me. How important is it for me to "understand" WHAT is happening inside STRUTS for me to fully grasp how to make it happen in STRUTS. Because I have to tell you, I couldn't write even a fraction of the STRUTS framework right now with my knowledge.


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Matthew Phillips
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I think that what makes Struts so popular is that you don't have to know every detail of the inner workings of Struts to use it. As long as you understand the concepts of what is going on, it is pretty easy to use.


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Junilu Lacar
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Not sure what Matt meant exactly by "concepts" but I think that to use the framework effectively, you need to know how the key components (Action, ActionMapping, the resources file, the tag libraries) work together and the sequence in which their key methods (reset, validate, execute) are called. It's also helpful to know that the framework relies heavily on the Commons BeanUtils class and a good understanding of how that works really helps, too.


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Gayathri Prasad
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Hi,
I jus tried my first struts sample application. Bingo !! I did it . Its not difficult. The tutorial I follwed is
http://javaboutique.internet.com/tutorials/Struts/ and it is really kewl. I wanted to see some Struts in action n now its time to tighten the bolts n nuts.
Cheers,
Gaya3
Matthew Phillips
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Originally posted by Junilu Lacar:
Not sure what Matt meant exactly by "concepts" but I think that to use the framework effectively, you need to know how the key components (Action, ActionMapping, the resources file, the tag libraries) work together and the sequence in which their key methods (reset, validate, execute) are called. It's also helpful to know that the framework relies heavily on the Commons BeanUtils class and a good understanding of how that works really helps, too.

That's pretty much what I meant.
 
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