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Developing Java Servlets by James Goodwill (SAMS)

Johannes de Jong
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If you are in a position where you need to do development involving Java Servlets, (as many web developers these days are now finding themselves in), "Developing Java Servlets Second Edition" by James Goodwill is a book you may consider looking at. For those that are interested in just learning more about server-side Java programming (with focus on developing Java Servlets), consider looking at and possibly adding this text to your collection.
The material is aimed at individuals who are already comfortable developing in Java, but want more information or examples on server-side Java programming. For individuals new to Java Servlets, the book does have a nice overview of Servlets as well as good information presented on Servlet Architecture. Servlet basics are presented as are some examples. Good example code is a key contributing factor to making any book focused on software development useful. This book provides a significant amount of example code, but unfortunately, lacks a CD-ROM. Although a little tricky to find, the source code to the examples is available on-line.
This book attempts to cover a little too much information but does succeed in providing some good reading centered around Servlets on sessions, tunneling, security, and LDAP. It also contains material which may be new to this edition on JavaMail, XML, JSP, EJB, and wireless Servlets with WML/WMLScripts.
Overall a useful book to read if you are interested in Java Servlet development with code examples or just an overview of server-side Java programming.
(John Ternlund - Ranch Hand, September 2001)

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