Who is This Book For?
Servlets and JSP the J2EE Web Tier is designed for developers of all levels. The book assumes a reader is familiar with HTML and the basics of Java. The book starts by covering how to installing a Servlet/JSP environment and what is in the JSP 2.0, Servlet 2.4, and JSTL 1.0 specifications. After discussion of the raw technologies the book focuses on practial use of them. The later chapters of the book cover topics such as state management, design patterns, internationalization support, multi-client design, Java database connectivity. At all possible places Jayson and Kevin try to share the millions of little things, both in the specs and not, that they have learned from being long-time Servlet and JSP developers.
If you are a new user this book is for you. It starts from the basics and covers everything up to the most advanced topics. If you are an experienced developer this book provides a reference for the Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0, and JSTL 1.0 specifications and a good discussion of advanced design paterns and problem solving techniques. If you are management you are advised to buy multiple copies, this is a book which will be permanetly borrowed by employees.
Originally posted by robyne vaughn:
I'll be looking at the sample chapters trying to decide whether it is one that will add enlightenment beyond what my current books provide.
I must say that the website looks pretty uninspiring, especially since it is one of the main selling points of the book.
Originally posted by Jayson Falkner:
Odds are if you know a lot about JSP and Servlets, you might not find this book too helpful, especially if you already know all about the JSP 2.0 and Servlet 2.4 changes. We kept a narrow focus on what topics the book properly treats.