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Ektaa, can you post any specific code samples to clarify your problem?
Claude, assuming you have both JSP pages under the Web Pages node in the Project window (or the "web" folder as displayed in the Files window) can you post the JSP source of how you're linking to the JSP pages? Perhaps then someone can better assist in the problem.
My two books are independent. The NetBeans 5.5 book focuses primarily focuses on Java EE 5 technologies. If you're interested in Java EE and related tools (EJB 3, JPA, BPEL, WSDL, SOA, UML) then the NetBeans 5.5 book is still relevant, even for NetBeans 6 and 6.1.

The NetBeans 6 book focuses on rich client technologies (i loosely interpret this) such as Swing/GUI apps, NetBeans Platform apps, Visual Web & JSF web apps, Web Apps with JMaki, etc.
See the NetBeans Code Coverage plugin :

If you want to use Cobertura or Clover, they both support Ant tasks, so you can easily integrate with any NetBeans project with an Ant build file.

There is also a ClearCase plugin in the netbeans update center, also explained here :
This link to the book announcement on my blog contains an overview of topics :

As suggested, you should also browse the table of contents on the Amazon site.
NetBeans has had support for debugging web apps (JSP specifically) for several versions now. Chapter 4 in my book covers debugging extensively, though I don't specifically cover JSP debugging. However, it really isn't much different from straight Java source file debugging and all the features of the debugger are quite similiar. After reviewing chapter 4, you should have an excellent command of the debugger and be able to easily use it with web applications.
I agree with Vilmantas's comments. Hudson is extremely easy to setup, and also provides the ability to fully configure it through the browser, not need to edti config files.
I would definitely recommend downloading NetBeans 6.1 and trying the Swing GUI Builder (a.k.a. Matisse GUI builder).

Feature overview here :
Check out this tutorial :

I believe the section titled "Managing Persistence" covers what you are looking for.
I'm not familiar with the OpenOffice platform, and unfortunately I do most of my work on a windows platform, so I can't comment on performance on *Nix platforms.

Try NetBeans 6.0 or 6.1. There should be a number of sample RCP applications on the update centers. Generate one of the samples and run and check it out. From what I've seen, memory footprint is quite good, especially NetBeans 6 using JDK 6.
Jeremy, it is actually not too bad. Start here :

Follow a few tutorials and you'll be surprised how quick you can do some of the stuff. Obviously some of the more advanced stuff has a learning curve, but there exists several books, numerous blogs, and lots of documentation.

I particularly like the fact that when developing a NetBeans plugin or RCP app, you can use great tools like the Matisse GUI builder to design and quickly lay out GUI components for your app. Also Swing based, which is a plus in my mind.
Fred, nothing specific I'm aware of. Though definitely check the NetBeans Plugin portal :
I use NetBeans + CVS + Hudson quite effectively. In NetBeans I commit my projects to CVS. Hudson ( in turn is configured to pull from CVS and build projects and run scans. There is also a NetBeans plugin that allows you to register a Hudson server and monitor your project builds in Hudson directly inside NetBeans.
Abhishek Purwar - in addition to what the other posters mentioned, please review the NetBeans features :
Alaa, thanks for answering for me - saves me extra typing!

H. Hall - per your questions :

"How does your book complement the docs that come with the ide?"

It significantly expands on them and adds a lot more detail, particularly in areas where I've used NetBeans on real projects and thought it would help to elaborate on the features.

"is the book written for the NB novice or is it also good for someone transitioning from earlier NB versions?"

BOTH! I've gotten email comments from NetBeans newbies who found it easy to use, as well as NetBeans gurus who liked the tips and features I pointed out that even they weren't familiar with.