• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Cooke
  • Junilu Lacar
Sheriffs:
  • Rob Spoor
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
  • Tim Holloway
Bartenders:
  • Jj Roberts
  • Al Hobbs
  • Piet Souris

Is Head First Servlets and JSPs still relevant?

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Given that the book's second edition came out sometime in 2008 and its 2015 now. I had recently finished the Head First Java book and liked the approach it took, hence picked up this book. I am into web application security and up until now was using PHP as my language of choice. I am now interested in knowing how Java technologies are used to build a website/web-app. But now I am having second thoughts about it. Would it be better to invest time in a more recent book instead of this one? Note - My main goal with the book would not be the certification. I just need a book to give me a decent foundation on Java and web applications. Please advise.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1871
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The Servlet Specification and the JSP Specification should have been updated since 2008 since it will be nearly 7 years.

If you just want an introduction to Servlet and JSP's as a concept I guess its good enough.

I am sure the examples would work anyway.

 
Bartender
Posts: 1810
28
jQuery Netbeans IDE Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser MySQL Database Chrome Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In my opinion, it's still a good book for learning the concepts. It's outdated for the certification. We're anxiously awaiting a new version but Bert has been mum on the subject, only saying that it will be announced here, if and when a new version is in the works.
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic