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Murach's Java Servlets and JSP, 3rd edition - Few questions

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Hi Joel,

I bought your 2nd edition long time back and it helped me a lot! Great book. Thanks a lot! I like the presentation in your books. Absolutely fantastic. That motivated me to buy another one as well - Oracle Pl/SQL book. Also, because I read your book, I've been using NetBeans as my IDE.

Well, I just saw the contents of 3rd edition book - you've included JPA. Which implementation of JPA you discussed? Hibernate? Could you please discuss what motivated you to a particular implementation that was discussed in your book. In your 2nd edition book, you've shown us how to implement authentication of a webapp using Tomcat JDBC realm. That was helpful. But, it would have been better to see an example using DB for authentication and authorization. Are there any such examples in your new book? I wish to see some basic introduction of design patterns.

Well, your books are very helpful and great. Thanks again!

PS: Observed an error in TOC of 3rd edition: Chapter 20: How to work with fliters. It should be filters.
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Hi Faisal,

Thanks for the kind words about our books. That's what keeps me going.

Our book shows how to use the EclipseLink implementation of JPA, but most of the skills should also apply to Hibernate or TopLink. My co-author Mike Urban made the decision, but I think he chose it because it's backed by Oracle and seems to have a bright future ahead of it.

I agree with you that our coverage of the Tomcat JDBC realm would have been better if we provided an example that used the DB for authentication and authorization. That's something I was hoping to do in the third edition. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do it, so the coverage is still similar to the 2nd edition.

You're right, in the expanded TOC it says "fitlers" where it should say "filters". D'oh!

Thanks for pointing that out. We'll definitely correct that in the next printing.
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