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Developing Java Web Applications - What Should I Know

Thilina Madhushankha
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Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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Hi All,

I just registered here, & this is my first post. I'm studying for my IT degree & I'm in the final year now. I want to do my project as a Java web application. I've been learning Java for few years (completed SCJP 5, did two little web projects using Java & have some knowledge in J2ME & Android). But, I want to learn things correctly & the efficient ways of doing things. Ex: From where to start the development, best approaches, etc.

Any thing that could guide me are welcome.

Thanks
Louis Bros
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Joined: Jun 03, 2011
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What I find helps is to go to amazon and fine the best reviewed books available for the subject you want to learn.

If you start with good books then I find you can learn the right practices from the beginning and avoid the bad practices such as scriplets and the like.

Servlets and JSP - Head First Servlets and JSP

JSF - Core Java Server Faces

Both of these books I've found to be very helpful for learning the technologies.


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Vijitha Kumara
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And welcome to the CodeRanch, Thilina Madhushankha!


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The JavaRanch Bunkhouse is a great place to start to find books on such subjects.

There you will find not only lists of books on various Java and web-related subjects, but expert reviews of these books. Take a look!

One pitfall to avoid is using outdated technology by putting Java code into JSPs. Be sure whatever resources you use focus on modern JSP using the JSTL and EL, and not Java scriptlets!


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Louis Bros
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The Bunkhouse looks very helpful, I'll defiantly have a look there before I choose the next book.
Kumaravadivel Subramani
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Servlets and JSP - Head First Servlets and JSP would be a good option for you. I'm pretty comfortable with examples and given explanations in easy way.


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Thilina Madhushankha
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Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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Thank you all very much. I got the "Headfirst Servlets & JSP book. Hope to go through it.

Yesterday was my first day on this forum. & I can see, how much things I can learn from here, & how useful this forum is. Thanks all again.
 
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