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Chaitanya Kidambi
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hello everyone,

i am planning to learn J2EE(servlets and jsp). i have a decent knowledge of core java. i just wanted to know what'd be the prerequisites for learning servlets and jsp. i have a very basic understanding of HTML tags.


thanks in advance
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Bear Bibeault
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The biggest issue facing newcomers to JSP and Servlets is that most information out there is out-of-date and leads you down the path of poor practices. Be sure that any JSP materials that you choose to use focus on JSTL and EL, and avoid the discredited practice of putting Java code in JSP pages.

If you are also going to work on the client side, you'll need to bone up on HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well.


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Chaitanya Kidambi
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Bear Bibeault wrote:The biggest issue facing newcomers to JSP and Servlets is that most information out there is out-of-date and leads you down the path of poor practices. Be sure that any JSP materials that you choose to use focus on JSTL and EL, and avoid the discredited practice of putting Java code in JSP pages.

If you are also going to work on the client side, you'll need to bone up on HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well.



hello bear bibeault,

thanks for the reply. i really appreciate it. i am planning to go with head first 2nd edition. any other book you'd suggest me?



thanks a ton
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That's a good choice.

Be aware that I do believe they still teach scriptlets in that book -- and it's not a bad idea to understand scriptlets in case you ever come across them -- but scriptlets should never be created in a new JSP page.
 
 
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