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trupti nigam
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
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hello all,

I am very new to struts and I have some work related to struts in my project. What is the best way to learn struts and which are the very good books to learn it?

I have to make few modifications in the existing code.
please help me..and answer to my question.

Nicola Guy
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 91
I only started using struts in the last few weeks and I used the book "Struts in Action" and a tutorial at the following link for practice.
trupti nigam
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
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thanks a lot..

Stefan Bell
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Joined: Aug 26, 2003
Posts: 82
I have been using struts for about 2 years and the best advice that I can give is to grab a tutorial online and develop something small. If you do that, you will be able to see how everything fits together, actions, forms, jsp's etc. Then once you have a decent understanding, get a good struts book, it will make it easier to understand.
I started with the book and found it very confusing, so I just jumped in. I admit there wasn't very much good information back then to consult, the best resources were user groups. I am sure the books have gotten a lot better but the best way to learn is hands on.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
trupti, you might like to mosey on over to the JavaRanch Bunkhouse, where we've listed a number of reviews made by JavaRanchers on various Struts books.

Also, towards the top of this forum, notice the links to two JavaRanch Journal articles that introduce Struts.

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Surasak Leenapongpanit
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Joined: May 10, 2002
Posts: 341
"Struts in Action" is a good book but has some flaws.
There is a new free book "Jakarta-Struts Live" that you can download the pdf for free at
somkiat puisungnoen
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Joined: Jul 04, 2003
Posts: 1312
Link of Struts Book

1. Struts in Action : example chapter at

2. Jakarta Struts Live

Java Developer, Thailand
I agree. Here's the link:
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