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Is Head First Servlets and JSPs still relevant?  RSS feed

 
Pentester Dev
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Given that the book's second edition came out sometime in 2008 and its 2015 now. I had recently finished the Head First Java book and liked the approach it took, hence picked up this book. I am into web application security and up until now was using PHP as my language of choice. I am now interested in knowing how Java technologies are used to build a website/web-app. But now I am having second thoughts about it. Would it be better to invest time in a more recent book instead of this one? Note - My main goal with the book would not be the certification. I just need a book to give me a decent foundation on Java and web applications. Please advise.
 
Rahul Mahindrakar
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The Servlet Specification and the JSP Specification should have been updated since 2008 since it will be nearly 7 years.

If you just want an introduction to Servlet and JSP's as a concept I guess its good enough.

I am sure the examples would work anyway.

 
J. Kevin Robbins
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In my opinion, it's still a good book for learning the concepts. It's outdated for the certification. We're anxiously awaiting a new version but Bert has been mum on the subject, only saying that it will be announced here, if and when a new version is in the works.
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