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Hello all you smart people out there,
I was recently hired to be a "servlet and JSP" programmer. I am wondering, in your experience as servlet and possibly JSP programmers, what the best way to prepare for such a new job is.
I am SCJP2 certified, have limited servlet experience, and am currently reading Marty Hall's More Servlets and JSP.
Anything besides just doing that? Thanks in advance.
Chris
 
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Code, code.... and code.. that's the only way to learn.
 
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Immediately download the Tomcat 4 servlet/JSP engine from jakarta.apache.org and get it running on your system. I say version 4 because it implements the latest servlet API. Study all of the examples provided and write lots of your own code. Download the servlet and JSP API documents from java.sun.com and study them.
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Thanks sirs...
That was both the advice I was expecting and hoping to avoid.
What, you mean I can't master servlet/jsp programming simply by reading?!
Ok, off I go to explore the wonderful world of apache and tomcat...
Any other particularly useful websites besides www.apache.org?
Thanks in advance,
Chris
 
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This URL will help you to set up tomcat
http://javaboutique.internet.com/tutorials/Tomcat/configure.html#Configure-Tomcat
When you read most of the times you understand everything. That happens to me. But one thing is reading and 'understand' everything and other is sitting in front of the computer and start doing things yourself. The marty hall book is pretty good.
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I agree with Andres that you might should check out Marty Hall's books. His first book Core Servlets and Java Server Pages is available in pdf format at pdf.coreservlets.com. It is full of good examples, explanations, and code to get you up and going. I also just purchased his new book More Servlets and Java Server Pages and it recaps some info for the previous book as well as covering the new Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 api's.
 
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