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How good is the Head First book on JSPs?

 
Jay Dilla
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just curious if anyone here has read it
 
Bear Bibeault
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I have a copy, but it's still in my "to be reviewed" pile (which is almost ridiculously high at this stage).

It generally gets high accolades; 4½ stars (out of 5) on Amazon, and 10 horseshoes (out of 10) in our own JavaRanch Bunkhouse.
 
Glenn Timchishen
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If your looking on a book that will give you a solid foundation on the servlet/jsp technology THAT is the book for you.

I used that book to pass my exam.

The only reason why you might not like it, is if you like the head first style. Its very unique. I love it, but I could see why some people wouldn't.

I enjoy the style because it almost mimiks an interactive lecture. Its like attending a course, not reading a book. Its awesome.

As for the content? Well if your looking for beginner to advanced topics this book will cover it all but if you just want advanced-->expert then this book may not be what your looking for.

Hope you enjoy it.
 
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I read it. I thought it was excellent. It covered a lot of information building from an easy level to a more advanced level.
 
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It's damn good book. I finished this book only in two weeks and trust me I learned too.
 
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[Irrelevant and tirade-ish entry removed.]
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Jay Dilla
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Thanks for the responses. I'm not even looking to pass the exam (or take the test). I just need to LEARN jsps and servlets.
Is there a way I can see what the chapters are? I ordered the book online but I can't find a chapter listing anywhere.
 
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Originally posted by Jay Dilla:

Is there a way I can see what the chapters are? I ordered the book online but I can't find a chapter listing anywhere.


That's strange - I googled for http://www.google.de/search?q=head+first+jsp+table+of+contents and almost every online shop seems to have the table of contents online, don't they?
 
Glenn Timchishen
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Don't be afraid of buying this book, "because I don't want to take the exam". This book covers everything you need to know about jsp/servlets/tomcat It just so happens that you could pass the exam using the book.
 
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I had no clue of the issues in Sun's SCWCD exam. So I trusted Kathy, Bert and Bryan (authors of HFSJ) and did my exam preparation with just that one book.

Regards,
Darya
 
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The book is the best.
See the 5-star review I gave them here:

My Review
 
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Head First series itself is damn good!
 
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