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R Leigh
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Hi,

I'm a CS undergrad who passed out just last year. Now I'm interning in a [ABC] company. I've been assigned a mentor who guides me.
Now I'm being pushed in the direction of developing web apps using the whole MVC architecture involving Servlets and JSPs.
I'm concerned because with the advent of JSF, SpringMVC, Struts etc my mentor shouldn't really have me develop apps with Servlets and JSP.
I understand that I'm fairly new to Java but still why walk when you can run?! Why not go the JEE way?

What should I do now? Why make me learn Servlets when people barely use it anymore?
 
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Why not go the JEE way?

Servlets are JEE, and all those frameworks you mentioned are built on servlets and JSP.

Servlets are far from outdated; they are the foundation for most Java web app frameworks.

Your mentor is correct: I'd advise learning them well before diving off into the frameworks.

when people barely use it anymore?

If this is what you believe, you have been misinformed.

why walk when you can run?

You can't run until you've learned to walk.
 
Ivan Jozsef Balazs
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
why walk when you can run?

You can't run until you've learned to walk.


A good reply!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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