Can anyone suggest me a good book to begin learning Struts2? I have gone through Head First Servlets & JSP, so I know that part. But I have absolutely no knowledge of working with any framework. What would be a good book to start learning Struts2 as my first framework? Lots of hands on example is what I like....
b. Struts 2 Design and Programming by Budi Kurniawan
I have read both these books. Both books are good. Struts 2 in Action provides you all necessary theory part.
If you are looking for book which have all code and sample examples then Struts 2 Design and Programming by Budi Kurniawan is best but this book lacks in setting up base for learning any framework. This book assumes that you have knowledge of Struts 1.2.
only book that I know teaches Struts 2 hand-on/practically is - Struts2 Design and Programming (mentioned in my previous post)
This book do have good practical examples but I do not remember whether this book takes one single web application example and build it in all subsequent chapters.
Thanks Abhay for all your efforts. I'll surely try out Struts2 Design and Programming that you mentioned, but you also said it assumes the reader has knowledge/experience of Struts 1.2, which is not my case. Do you think that will be a hinderance to using the book?
And about Apache Struts 2 Web Application Development, I went through the reviews of the book on amazon.com a few days back, and it did have a few unflattering reviews, which made me unsure. I saw the site you gave. It looks promising in the first visit...looking forward to exploring it further.
Read, Understand and Practice, How much time you need?
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