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Test was brutal... know your custom tags VERY WELL. If you haven't yet coded some custom tags of your own, I'd highly recommend you do so before sitting the test.

Most questions came out of:

  • Custom tags, both old and new
  • useBean, get/setProperty combos
  • EL and more EL


  • I had one question with a full paragraph of text, introducing 7 variables and a full page of code, made me bounce my pen off the wall and say a bad word.
     
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    Congrats!!!
    Nice score.
    Which book did you follow??
    Just going through the custom tags right now.
    have lot of questions .

    Thanks for your advice.

    Shanthi
     
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    I read Head First Servlet/JSP (excellent!) once REALLY casually, like during lunch breaks. Then a second reading at the house, with a highlighter and laptop to perform all the exercises.

    Easy to setup, download and install:

  • Tomcat 5.5
  • java SDK 1.4
  • JSTL support jars
  • Eclipse (enterprise version, go here: Eclipse J2EE version)

  • Eclipse J2EE version came in handy! You can specify your webserver root, and it creates your WEB.XML, directories, compiles everything for you, has intelli-sense (command completion), and servlet template generation. Best of all, it'll restart your Tomcat server for ya when you save the servlet.

    I'd recommend doing a WEB.XML/TLD/Servlet/JSP file by hand for the first one, but after that, you'll be glad to spend time coding custom tags/EL instead of re-typing servlet template code.
    [ January 19, 2006: Message edited by: Doug Nichols ]
     
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    I would not personally recommand using Eclipse or any GUI.
    You should do everything 'by hand', in order to learn.
     
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    Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
    I would not personally recommand using Eclipse or any GUI.
    You should do everything 'by hand', in order to learn.



    Agreed, you'd probably learn more by doing everything by hand. Do as I say, not as I do!
     
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    Congratulations !!

    Cheers.
    Kalyani
     
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