<pre>Author/s : Neal Ford Publisher : DV Press Category :DVDs Review by : Valentin Crettaz Rating : 9 horseshoes</pre> Willing to learn JSP? Don't know where to start? Terrified by that big 500-pages JSP spec? Can't afford professional courses? Don't know which JSP book to pick out because there are so many? If you are asking yourself any of the previous questions, rush to your local store and buy this professional DVD today!! Neal Ford elegantly manages to ease your way through the maze of JSP development by delving into the details of every single basic and advanced details about the JSP technology. Judge by yourself: the author will tell you about the JSP/Servlet big picture, tomcat administration, all JSP elements, actions, implicit objects and scriplets. Not enough? Well, he goes on with session management, database access, bean tags, expression language, Model 2 pattern, JSTL, connection pooling, events and deployment issues.
More than 8 hours of high-quality authoritative JSP content presented in a virtual class style by a very knowledgeable professional trainer switching back and forth between slide presentations, live code development in the Eclipse environment and execution in a browser. What's more, for those 30 bucks you will spend, well actually invest, you get all the presentation slides as well as all the code developed during this virtual class. The only drawback I can point out is the poor quality of the sound, which costs this DVD his last horseshoe. No big deal though, but it could have been better mastered.