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Recommended book for Learning Struts

Kishore Balla
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Yeah.. I know that this forum has great FAQ.. but it has listed 6 books

So.. Please tell me one book with which I should start? which covers the latest struts features...

Thanks in Advance.


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Manuel Jordan
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Hello Kishore


this book is very useful Struts: The Complete Reference James Holmes,
and a good complement is "Jakarta Strus Live" by Rick Hightower published by SourceBeat

and instead this book Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition Chuck Cavaness
in my opinion is bad and a disaster for biginners in Struts, very cumbersome
and not good in examples

regards


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Kishore Balla
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Thanks for the reply...

If no one recommends anything else.. I will go ahead and will start reading complete reference tomorrow...

Thanks,
Kishore B
Manuel Jordan
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Hello

check this url
http://www.coderanch.com/t/50706/Struts/Free-Struts-ebook

is a free e-book, at a first glance looks fine and useful


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Brent Sterling
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hmmm...the only Struts book that I own is the first edition of "Programming Jakarta Struts". Yea, maybe not a great beginner book and it is rather light on examples but I find that it can answer most of my Struts questions.

I only skimmed through the e-book referenced in that thread but it does look like a well written and complete book.

Honestly the best thing that you can do to learn Struts it to learn about HTTP, HTML, and JSP (and maybe the basics of Servlets). Until I started to understand these underlying technology Struts seemed like a magic box.

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Here's one I'd recommend. It's probably the newest Struts book on the market, and it also includes content on Ajax, which is not only my hometown (shout out to the 683!), but is also the hottest thing on the server side.

Pro Apache Struts with Ajax

Also, the Struts reference is good. Almost too much, but too much is better than not enough:

Struts: The Complete Reference by James Holmes

I also have a few Free Struts Tutorials on my website, which is probably a good place to start.

Happy Struts!

-Cameron McKenzie
[ November 10, 2006: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Brent Sterling:


Honestly the best thing that you can do to learn Struts it to learn about HTTP, HTML, and JSP (and maybe the basics of Servlets). Until I started to understand these underlying technology Struts seemed like a magic box.



I have already learnt HTTP, HTML, JSP and even Servlets.. And now its time for Struts
Kishore Balla
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Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie:
Here's one I'd recommend. It's probably the newest Struts book on the market, and it also includes content on Ajax, which is not only my hometown (shout out to the 683!), but is also the hottest thing on the server side.

Pro Apache Struts with Ajax



It appears that this book is not available in India.. Anyway.. will try for this


Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie:

Also, the Struts reference is good. Almost too much, but too much is better than not enough:

Struts: The Complete Reference by James Holmes



Will buy this book today itself


Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie:



I also have a few Free Struts Tutorials on my website, which is probably a good place to start.



Thanks for sharing these nice tutorials
Manuel Jordan
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Hello

hmmm...the only Struts book that I own is the first edition of "Programming Jakarta Struts". Yea, maybe not a great beginner book and it is rather light on examples but I find that it can answer most of my Struts questions.


yes, the book for beginners is a hell, the book of james holmes teach struts in the easier and simple way, the oreilly book not, see the reviews of amazon for the oreilly book (2nd edition), a party of poison to the author .

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Kishore Balla
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Bought Complete Reference book.. As expected.. "Pro Apache Struts with Ajax" book is NOT available here in India..

Thanks everyone for recommendations
[ November 12, 2006: Message edited by: Kishore Balla ]
 
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