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Servlet & JSP : A Tutorial - Questions to Budi

Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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Hello Budi,

Welcome you to JavaRanch's Book Promotion once again. I am existing member and visiting the ranch after a long time.

I am sure you would have been having an wonderful time with the ranchers I am also very sure that your book will be excellent encyclopedia for the people who want to be "good" at the main ingredients of Java EE technologies - Servlet and JSPs.

I wanted to clarify few things with you on the book.

1. To what extent does the book cover on the Web Server, HTTP Semantics?

2. Does it cover the fundamentals of Server side programming with the web server and its needs?

3. Though it is more of advanced/latest version of Servlet (3.0) and JSP (2.2), to what extent it will serve as a complete reference to Servlet and JSP? To put it in other way, will it be a single point of source for a beginner to pick up and excel?

4. Does this book touch base on the portability of code across different containers? I guess you might have taken Tomcat as an example as most people do.

5. Does it also give a decent introduction of XML and XML Schema for the DD (web.xml) file if at all a developer is still going with the web.xml written by him?

Thank you.

Cheers,
Raghavan alias Saravanan M


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Budi Kurniawan
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Good morning Raghavan,

1. To what extent does the book cover on the Web Server, HTTP Semantics?
The book introduces the HTTP protocol and discusses how a web application communicates with a web server. I think this should give a good understanding of the underlying architecture to beginners.

2. Does it cover the fundamentals of Server side programming with the web server and its needs?
Absolutely, I think all good servlet/JSP books do cover these topics.

3. Though it is more of advanced/latest version of Servlet (3.0) and JSP (2.2), to what extent it will serve as a complete reference to Servlet and JSP? To put it in other way, will it be a single point of source for a beginner to pick up and excel?
The book covers all servlet/JSP features, including the new features in Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2. So yes, this book is also for you if you have no experience with servlets.

4. Does this book touch base on the portability of code across different containers? I guess you might have taken Tomcat as an example as most people do.
Yes, I used Tomcat to test the examples. However, servlet/JSP applications will run on any compliant Java EE or servlet/JSP container. So I don't think portability is an issue.

5. Does it also give a decent introduction of XML and XML Schema for the DD (web.xml) file if at all a developer is still going with the web.xml written by him?
The deployment descriptor (web.xml) and web fragments are discussed extensively. However, the reader should already know basic XML.

Hope these answered your questions.

Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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Thank you for the answers Budi.

I am not a beginner and I am good at Servlets and JSPs. However wanted to check with you.

I am sure this book will be of a good help to the beginners and intermediates.
Rob Spoor
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