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vannia hdz
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Hi, :-)
theres a new JSP system that will be implemented at work, the co-worker that will do maintenance on it has no Java, JSP, Html, Xml knowledge. My recommendartion is that she start with Java then JSP, but our boss says she doesn't need any Java training ...
We have no knowledge of how the system is done ( tags? ) sadly enough we dont use a development environment ( i maintain a system using EditPlus ) .

the system i mention replaces another one done with POwerBuilder which is my friend's 'language'.

Any recommendations??
 
Layne Lund
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I don't know JSP myself, but it seems to me that a JSP developer *does* need some amount of Java training to be effective. Perhaps you should pose your question at the JSP forum. The people there are much more knowledgable about such things.

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The co-worker will need some sort of grasp of Java in order to work with jsp's otherwise what's the point of using jsp's. Some html knowledge will also help. Seems kind of unreasonable to ask someone with no java or html to do mainenance on JSPs.
 
Stan James
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For some people the whole point of JSP is that HTML-skilled folks can learn to use taglibs with zero Java. I've never been on a team with such HTML specialists; we've always had Java developers end to end.
 
Jeroen Wenting
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IF the JSPs are very well made using only JSTL and maybe a scattering of custom tags someone with no Java knowledge should be able to maintain them IF there is ample and high quality documentation about what all the data is supplied as (fieldnames, variablenames, etc. etc. should be so well documented that the person needs never look at the Java source. This is a Utopic scenario).

In practice he should at least have a passing familiarity with Java so as to be able to read the code of the passed classes to see what each does on a global level.
A short introduction into the language should be enough, maybe the first Java class from Sun (SL-110) would be a good choice.
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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I don't know from experience, but I suggest that Peter den Haan's "Beginning JSP 2: From Novice to Professional" is the book for someone completely new to JSP (and Java) development, that wants to get up to speed for JSP maintainence and development quickly.

Moving this to the JSP forum...
 
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