am 30. November 2002
I had two or three different JSP and/or servlet books but this book covers all of the topics. 1200 pages with lots of code examples and a useful reference. Better buy one book instead of a shelf of JSP/Servlet books that only cover things partly.
A truly "professional" book that can be read by beginners and experts. Just pick the chapters you need.
A good start for Jakarta Struts, although not based on the newest Struts version anymore. Even without Struts it explains how to use MVC-Patterns in detail and shows step-by-step how to combine JSP, servlets and JavaBeans to get professional solutions instead of simple page scripting.
One might use it for a start into the EJB world, too. There are two longer examples with and without EJBs.
But the focus of this book is certainly how to create well-structured web applications by using nearly all the technology available. Always critically considering which technology is best (or unnecessary) for certain parts of an application and how to put everything together.
am 16. Januar 2002
For me this is THE JSP book, the JSP Bible. What I appreciated in this book was the multitude of examples. With some Java skills, most of the time one does not need to apply the examples in order to understand the authors' message. THIS IS A MUST for all JSP beginners (As I was before I bought this book) and other experienced JSP programmers.
am 20. Juli 2001
A tip to the hat to the authors - this one is the most comprehensive JSP book I came across, full of useful and up-to-date information. I did especially like the hands-on chapter about Struts, an interesting new technology hardly described elsewhere. Definitely a five star.