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Need suggestions to start with struts

Balaji Natarajan
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
Posts: 28
As for as I know, I have a good knowledge on Java and EJB. I haven't xplored the JSP and Servlets much. I Also want to start learning the Struts framework.

Please suggest some good books, sites and a method to complete this xploration successively atleast to some extent.
gayathri hariharan
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 11, 2005
Posts: 27
same here. 'Struts in Action' was a little too advanced for me. I bought Oreilly's Programming Struts. It seems to be good. Atleast I understand quite a few things now.


thanks,<br />Gayathri
Jitesh Sinha
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Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 145
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....
Swapan Mazumdar
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 83
Hi All,

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.

Struts seems to be a snob to befreind with...
Swapan Mazumdar
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 83
Hi All Struts Newbee,

I have just googled around to find this wonderfull website which has span of pointers for struts learning resources. Here you go...
Learning - The Apache Struts Web Application Framework

Hope you find nice stuff here and jumping on your feet low and

cheers
Andrew Yahner
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 23, 2004
Posts: 4
I've searched around a lot and read a multitde of Struts books. the best I've seen BY FAR was
Struts - Kick Start

It's a better starting point then any books I have seen out there, and will confuse you less then some of the docs.

Focus on learning the Action Mapping configuration and if you feel like you almost have it, read that chapter another few times. make a few sample apps from scratch before you try to start your own.

That's the most abstract part of struts
somkiat puisungnoen
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Joined: Jul 04, 2003
Posts: 1312
Originally posted by Balaji Natarajan:
As for as I know, I have a good knowledge on Java and EJB. I haven't xplored the JSP and Servlets much. I Also want to start learning the Struts framework.

Please suggest some good books, sites and a method to complete this xploration successively atleast to some extent.



First, you must learn/study concept of JSP and Servlet.
- How to use ?
- How to config ?

Later, you will goto Struts Framework ....

And Link in this forum it very good to learn Struts.


SCJA,SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,SCEA I
Java Developer, Thailand
Jason Menard
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
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.
Balaji Natarajan
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
Posts: 28
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.
 
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