This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
To the author: Does the book provide an explanation of the conceptual reasons for the enhancements in Struts 2 from Struts 1 ?. Like thread safe action class - eliminating the need to pass the arguments in the execute() method, etc.
Does it provide details into the Ajax related Structs 2.1 enhancements, like the retriveUrl() method? Last time I read a book on "Struts with Ajax", the Ajax was mentioned in only one chapter - 12 pages (out of which 8 pages are just code). In this book the responseXML was generated in the brute-force way. I guess Struts has some inherent support for Ajax, where the action invoked from a form, after doing all the business logic and getting the updated form attributes, updates/renders the form with the responseXML - without much work for the developer to parse the responseXML and repopulate the form. Please advise if your book goes into this.
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To the author: I got my answer to the first question on Struts1 versus Struts2 from the Apache site. However, I am still curious to know to what extent your book goes into the details of the Structs/Ajax interface? Thanks, Sudd
yeah do you have anything for struts & AJAX. I think framework is good but people want RIA application compare to simple HTML/CSS (you can have great site with UI designer using HTML but AJAX makes it better)