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I have only glanced at STRUTS and I was wondering how your book is for beginners? I am pretty knowledgable with J2EE, just not the STRUTS Framework.
I read a couple of reviews on your book at Amazon and it kind of goes back and forth on your book being too short and your book being consice and too the point.
When I first looked at STRUTS the first thing that came to mind was "Great, more XML files to manage".
Does your book deal with my concerns at all? Or is it more of a book for people already in the STRUTS frame of mind?
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Hi Greg. My book was written stricly from a developer point of view for a developer who is familiar with Java, maybe some JSP/Servlet background, and needs to come up to speed quickly on Struts. I state in the preface that I wrote it based on the 80/20 rule. I covered 80% of what you'd need on a daily basis so that you can start working with Struts immediately on a project. I cover some of the 20% issues that eventually you might see and point out when I'm doing so. It is definately written straight forward and to the point for someone who wants to learn, without all of the filler. THere is a sample download full v1.1 application that can be used with the book as well as a starting point for your development.
HTH.
Sue
 
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there would be some concern regarding to Struts.
there would be some headache to maintain the config XML file when there's a huge workflow(Screen Flow).
I remember somebody mentioned that there's a tools available to assistant the maintenance of the XML file.
but is it better if we keep those config information into database, so that our Admin module to easily change the flow?
what do you think?
 
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Originally posted by Sue Spielman:
Hi Greg. My book was written stricly from a developer point of view for a developer who is familiar with Java, maybe some JSP/Servlet background, and needs to come up to speed quickly on Struts. I state in the preface that I wrote it based on the 80/20 rule. I covered 80% of what you'd need on a daily basis so that you can start working with Struts immediately on a project. I cover some of the 20% issues that eventually you might see and point out when I'm doing so. It is definately written straight forward and to the point for someone who wants to learn, without all of the filler. THere is a sample download full v1.1 application that can be used with the book as well as a starting point for your development.
HTH.
Sue


Any way we could get a link to this sample app before buying the book?
 
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The sample app is available for download from both the publisher site and off of my company site.
You can access it here:
www.switchbacksoftware.com/struts.htm
and click the link for the download you want.
HTH
Sue
 
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Originally posted by Sue Spielman:
The sample app is available for download from both the publisher site and off of my company site.
You can access it here:
www.switchbacksoftware.com/struts.htm
and click the link for the download you want.
HTH
Sue


That's great Sue! Thanks a mil.
 
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