<pre>Author/s : Jayson Falkner (Editor), John Timney, Casey Kochmer, Romin Irani, Perrumal Krishnaraj, Meeraj Moidoo Kunnumpurath, Sathya Narayana Panduranga, Ben Galbraith Publisher : Wrox Category :J2EE & Distributed Computing Review by : Valentin Crettaz Rating : 9 horseshoes</pre> The goal of this book is to wake up the web developer sleeping in you. A prerequisite is a basic understanding of static HTML. No programming experience is required though, yet advised. The book starts from scratch. About a third of it spends time introducing Java (language basics, OO, utility classes, exception handling, etc) and SQL. The book also focuses on how to best structure a web application and how the latter's components (JSP, Servlets and beans) work and collaborate behind the scenes. A good part is dedicated to showing how to access files, query databases and send electronic mails from web applications. One chapter introduces, in detail, Apache's Struts framework. Finally, a complete web application is designed and implemented from scratch using Struts and all techniques presented in the book. Basically, the book is well-organized and provides lots of well-commented code examples. More info at Amazon.com More info at Amazon.co.uk More info at FatBrain.com [This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited December 30, 2001).]
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