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Shiva Gajjala
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Hi Murach ,

Does this book cover the explanation in depth ,like what happens internally at every phase ie, when a request is made to the server till the response is sent back to the client. I feel its better for a java developer to have indepth knowledge on servlets, so that it will be become easy to learn frameworks later on. Have you covered the code examples using IDE or manually?

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Hi Shiva,

I think this book does a good job of covering all the parts of an HTTP request and response that a servlet/JSP developer needs to know. I agree that understanding the HTTP request and response is important, even if you end up using frameworks later on. That's one reason why I think it makes sense for Java programmers who aren't familiar with web programming to start with servlet/JSP. Since it's a low-level API, it gives you a close look at the HTTP request and response, and it gives you a lot of control over it.

I have used the NetBeans IDE throughout this book. It's a great tool that makes it easy to develop servlet/JSP applications.

Thanks!

Joel
 
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Thanks Joel . I have seen that the book covers JSF, I have no idea about it .Is it related to EJB ? What's the difference between jsp and jsf ?? Does modern web applications use JSF ?
 
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Yes, JSF is a newer approach to Java web development than the servlet/JSP approach. It provides a higher-level API that does more work for the programmer. However, when you use JSF, it's a little more difficult to control the response that's returned to the browser. Also, you can use EJBs, but you don't have to.
 
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Thanks for the reply Joel. I would like to read the book because servlets/jsp's is an interesting topic and the book covers so much other content as well.

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Shiva
 
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