aspose file tools*
The moose likes Struts and the fly likes Best book for Struts Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Frameworks » Struts
Bookmark "Best book for Struts" Watch "Best book for Struts" New topic
Author

Best book for Struts

sudha javvadi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 97
Hi all,

I am planning to learn Struts.Which book is good to start with? Is there any book written by kathy and bert?I am used up to reading books in their style . I did google search but I couldn't find any book written by them. Pls suggest a book for starters.

Thanks in advance.
sudha.
Merrill Higginson
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
Sorry, no "Head First Struts" is available.

The first decision you will have to make is whether you want to learn Struts 1 or Struts 2, as they are quite different. Unless you're learning Struts to maintain an existing application written in Struts 1, I'd recommend Struts 2.

There are only a couple of books out on Struts 2, though, so you don't have much to choose from there, but there are many books available for Struts 1. Everyone has an opinion about which is best, so just read the reviews and decide which is best for you.


Merrill
Consultant, Sima Solutions
Brent Sterling
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 948
I will add this...I only really started to understand Struts when I took the time to understand the underlying technology...mostly HTML/HTTP and the basics of servlets. Struts 1 is really a pretty thin wrapper that saves you from some of the plumbing of a pure JSP/Servlet solution but if you don't understand how a form is submitted, the difference between a forward and a redirect, or how the request is used you will never really understand how Struts works.

- Brent
Doug Slattery
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 15, 2007
Posts: 294
I learned a lot about Struts 1 from Struts for Dummies.

It's a little out dated, but it wasn't hard to figure out the newer things. One thing was it was written when tld's were in use, which are now imbedded in jar files.

It did go into picking apart how the DTD works, which I found useful as well.

The best thing was the price .

Aloha,
Doug

-- Nothing is impossible if I'mPossible
Pankaj Shet
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 08, 2006
Posts: 272

I think in my opinion Best books are:-
1. STRUTS THE COMPLETE REFERENCE.
2. STRUTS IN ACTION.


PANKAJ SHET
B.Sc.(I.T.), S.C.J.P., S.C.W.C.D., PGDAC(CDAC)
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9629
    
    2

Ther's also a book from Budi Kurniawan with the title Struts: Design and Programming. It is simply the best.


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 - Hints for you, Certified Scrum Master
Did a rm -R / to find out that I lost my entire Linux installation!
pradeep singh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2007
Posts: 339
Hi
I have this book :Struts design and Programming by Budi kurniawan.Its cover page is missing and it is not mentioned the version of struts anywhere in this book .So how can i get to know which version i am reading?It uses Servlets 2.4 and JSP 2.0 for struts application.


SCJP 5.0(75%), SCWCD 5.0(88%)
Andr� Cedik
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8
Hi
I have this book :Struts design and Programming by Budi kurniawan.Its cover page is missing and it is not mentioned the version of struts anywhere in this book .So how can i get to know which version i am reading?It uses Servlets 2.4 and JSP 2.0 for struts application.


How come you don't have the cover page? At least when you're reading the rest you'd find more than a lot hints on what version of Struts he is using. Anyways - I don't want to be so harsh The book you've got is "Struts 2 Design and Programming". I've read it myself and it's currently the best Struts 2 book I know of.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Best book for Struts