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Early Adopter JSP Standard Tag Library

 
Johannes de Jong
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<pre>Author/s : Jayson Falkner, James Hart, Richard Huss, Cindy Nordahl
Publisher : Wrox
Category : J2EE & Distributed Computing
Review by : Ersin Eser
Rating : 7 horseshoes
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The JSTL is currently in its Early Access stage (JSR-052), and it is aiming for a common, standard set of custom tag libraries such as Core Library (iteration, conditional, processing, and expression language support: SPEL, ECMAScript, JPath, JXPath), Formatting Library (support for I18N, local formatting and parsing), SQL Library (for database access from JSP), and XML Processing (tags for parsing and XSL transformation of XML documents), all of which are covered by this book.
So far, this is the only book available for this new, exciting topic. If you are interested in JSTL (you should be if you are a web application developer), this book will give you a great opportunity to get a practical overview of the topic. You don’t have to wait a few more months to start exploring and using the JSTL. Of course, the book does not provide all the nitty-gritty stuff, but it will definitely help you to understand the topic by showing the usage of the tags thru a web application.The book does not include an index. The book assumes that you have a working knowledge of JSP.
More info at Amazon.com
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Thomas Paul
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I have noticed that none of the "Early Adopter" books have an index. that is very annoying. There is more information available on JSTL at:
http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/index.html
 
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Hi all,
We put our hands up, we messed up with regards to indexes.
We made an assumption that we are now realising was wrong: we thought that the books being small could be read cover to cover in a short period of time and would not be used as references ... that was wrong. We also thought that the index is used for reference purposes only ... wrong.
This is the first time that we get feedback on this issue. I wanted to thank you for this. We'll change that. I want to apologise to all for this decision: we live and we learn.
A great thank to Johannes for the reviews of both the JXTA and the JSP TL books: only through such hard feedback will we ever be able to get better.
Jan
 
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Jan pse note I dont review all the books posted in this forum. I start the threads on behalf of the reviewers as we want to limit the threads started here.
  • JXTA was reviewed by Kyle Brown
  • JSP TL by Ersin Eser
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    Thomas Paul
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    Originally posted by Jan Kolasinski:
    A great thank to Johannes for the reviews of both the JXTA and the JSP TL books: only through such hard feedback will we ever be able to get better.
    It is amazing how many books he reviews. He must read like lightning. The rest of us bartenders and sheriffs just look in awe at him. Some day I want to grow up to be just like Johannes!

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    Jan Kolasinski
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    OK, our thanks go to the whole JavaRanch crew. Respect .
     
    Johannes de Jong
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    Not to worry Jan. Your not the 1st one to make this mistake. We are working on a solution
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