This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
I agree it is not the best sentence, and I guess he wants to say:
"Instead of declaring the Servlet in a deployment descriptor, you can declare it with annotations" The presence of a deployment descriptor in a web-application doesn't necessarily mean that you have to declare everything in the deployment descriptor.
subject: Budi Kurniawan's book - Difficult to understand sentences