Beginners can start with jakarta.apache.org material on struts too.there you can see a link for User and Developer Guide.That is quite good too...only thing is it is brief,so you have to be careful not to leave anything....
I always get puzzled whenever I tried to start learning struts following not so illustrated articles / tutorials from popular websites. I am not intending to purchase any books either because purchasing book locally is a costly affair($$$).
Can anybody guide me to some good struts learning tutorials which are possibly designed around NetBeans/WSAD5? If that is difficult any well illustrated will certainly gear me up towards learning.
If you are not familiar with Servlets and JSP I would start there first. If you are looking for some of the best books covering those topics, you would probably get the best answers directing the questions to the Servlets or JSP forums.
Once you have a handle on JSP and Servlets, there are several good books available. While I haven't found one single book that is all inclusive, pretty much any of them are good enough to get you started. The ones I find myself referencing most often are Manning's Struts in Action, Apress's Pro Jakarta Struts, O'Reilly's Programming Jakarta Struts, and Osbourne's Struts - The Complete Reference. Each one of those covers something more in depth than the other. If I had to narrow it down to two, keeping in mind that I'm an advanced Struts user, I'd probably go for the Manning and Apress titles. Of those I mentioned, O'Reilly's might be best suited for the beginner.
Bottom line though, if you don't have a good handle on JSP and Servlets, get a grip on those topics before attempting to learn Struts.
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I thank you all for ur valuable information...As per ur advice I am planning to write SCWCD first...Will be taking this exam in the first week of March...To start with I have bought the Head First servlets and JSP book.
Any suggestions or recommendations on my plan wud be of g8 help.