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Head First Servlets and JSP 3nd Edition?

Ricardo Plascencia Silva
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Hi All,

I need your help, the book "Head First Servlets and JSP 2nd Ed" was released on 2008, is somehow obsolete... I'm going to start my preparation for the Oracle Certified Web Component Developer Exam (Ver 6), do you know if the 3rd Ed. has been published? or in case, do you know another study reference of the same quality ?

I really appreciate your help :o)

Thanks,
Best regards.
Bert Bates
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Hi Ricardo,

Why do you think the 2nd ed. is obsolete?

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New versions of the Servlets Spec and JSP have been released since then.


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Ricardo Plascencia Silva
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Bert Bates wrote:Hi Ricardo,

Why do you think the 2nd ed. is obsolete?

Bert


Hi Bert & Bear,

The reasons pointed by Bear are correct, from my point of view, that book is really good, is an exelent study reference, but ONLY for vers. 1.5; that's why I think is somehow obsolete. I'm strongly agree with Bear, we need an update, new versions of the Servlets Spec and JSP have been released since then.

I still have the same question: do you know another study reference of the same quality for new versions for Servlets Spec and JSP ?
Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks,
Best regards.
Ricardo Plascencia Silva
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Hi Bert,

Just to add more info (for others).. as you know the book "Head First Servlets and JSP; 2nd Edition" covers the following specs:
- Servlets 2.4
- JSP 2.0
- JSTL 1.1

I can honestly say that I'm not an expert on this topic, but as far as I know nowadays we have specs for JSP 2.2; Servlets 3.0;.. not sure about JSTL.

which are the versions that are being included for OCWCD 6? Is the below Ok?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_EE_version_history#Java_EE_6_.28Dec_10.2C_2009.29 they are:

Servlets 3.0
JSP 2.2
Expression Language (EL) 2.2
JSTL 1.2

Thanks,
Best regards.
Mike P Ryan
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What's your opinion on this Bert as the author of the book?
Ricardo Plascencia Silva
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What's your opinion on this Bert as the author of the book?
Mohamed Iqzas
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This book may not be enough for the Oracle Exam. But for those who use this book to learn the technology this book is fair enough(no, actually excellent).
If you get the basics and techniques used in this book right, then it is easy to catch up with the later additions to J2EE.
Andy Jack
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I don't know how much the API for servlets has changed. I suggest that you use only the API's in bert's book and learn all the basic stuff (eg.MVC) from the book. Once you get a solid foundation, read the oracle docs to upgrade your knowledge.
If you go to the docs first, you might not understand much and might get frustrated and discouraged.

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