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Mike Southgate
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Can anyone give me a brief comparison of the differences between these two books? I'm going to be getting a certification study guide (the Manning one comes recommended) but I need something to get me started quickly, and maybe something else to cover it in more detail. But I'm on a budget...
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Sal DiStefano
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I would point out that that Murach's book is basically for beginners. It will walk you through step by step covering all the basics using a e-commerce example. See the table of contents for more info.
The Wrox book you mention is one from the "Professional" series. Which means it is geared torwards advanced topics and maybe should be considered after the Murach book.
I currently have beginning JSP 2.0 by Wrox and would reccommend it to someone new to JSP but not new to programming or web development.
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Faisal Khan
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Mike,
I started out my JSP and Servlets with Marty Hall's Core Serverlets and Java Server Pages and found it very good, was up and running in very little time. He spends some time on how to setup your deployment environment etc which is great for starters.
I even bought his more Servlets and Java Server Pages but core was definately better for me.
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Joel Murach
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Hello Mike - I've never read "Professional JSP" by Wrox, so I can't really say how well it gets someone started with JSP. I can say, however, that I honestly believe that our book will get you started with servlet and JSP development better than Marty Hall's book, which I read when I was learning servlets and JSPs. In my opinion, Marty's book contains some long lists of HTTP headers that derail the learning process. Of course, I'm biased, but I do my best to look at things objectively. Anyhow, that's my 2 cents.
Did you try entering the drawing to win our book? I think there's still time. Talk about budget. And if you don't win, our book is currently selling for 30% off at Amazon. Anyhow, I hope you find a book that's right for you.
 
Sal DiStefano
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Mike
If your not familiar with the format of the Murach books take a look at the website and broswe the sample chapter. The layout style is really a big plus. I am looking forward to this title and a few others they have.
Good luck with which ever you choose.
Sal
 
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