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Best Struts Book

Blaine Mincey

Joined: Nov 28, 2000
Posts: 15
Hi all.
I am trying to get up to speed on struts. What is the best book on Struts that will take me from newbie status to being able to be a solid contributor on a Struts project?
Thanks and cheers!
Eric Sexton
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
Posts: 133
I like the O'Reilly book "Programming Jakarta Struts" by Chuck Cavaness. The Manning book "Struts in Action" was not very good in my opinion. There were too many things wrong with it. None of the books really are what I was looking for. Mainly I wanted more info on the taglibs.
Andre Mermegas
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Joined: Jun 20, 2001
Posts: 158
In my opinion, you should stay far away from struts taglibs and use JSTL instead.
JSTL is more powerful ,standardized and those old struts taglibs are just messy and really show their age.
The only place I use struts taglibs is for form processing.
But back to the topic, I rather enjoyed the manning book personally and I think the writing makes up for the errata sheet. I've skimmed the oreilly book as well which also seems pretty good.
[ November 12, 2003: Message edited by: Andre Mermegas ]

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Eric Sexton
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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Sorry for taking this in another direction, but I have to ask Andre to elaborate more on why to use the JSTL and not the struts. I always use struts by default(I guess I almost always have forms), but I'd like to learn more.
So you are saying that as long as you don't have to deal with forms you use the JSTL?
I agree. Here's the link:
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