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Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 21, 2008)
Publication Date: April 21, 2008
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When I first got this book and just thumbed through it, it seemed like it was going to be a good book. However, the more I actually read the chapters, the more I find it utterly lacking in content. The author does not explain things very much if at all. Many places, its just pages of source code listings with little or no comments and no explanations. Then when you get to the end of one source code listing, basically the only commentary is "and here's the next listing..". This annoying lack of explanations also carries through to the appendix, where a "JSP and Servlett API Reference" is included - problem is, its nothing but a commentless, explanationless dump of the member function prototypes. Fortunately, I bought this book used for $10. If I had paid the new price for it I would really be upset and would return it. That's my opinion.
I was looking for writing database based web applications in JSP and I found the book very useful. It is a step-by-step guide for building web applications. The book covers JavaBeans , Handling exceptions in efficient manner, Custom Tags and Displaying XML files using JSP. The book has got detailed explained examples which helped me in designing my application faster. Overall I was able to design and develop web apps in an efficent manner with the help of this book.
I wanted to find a book that covered both the use of JavaBeans and Enterprise JavaBeans in an easy-to-understand way. I have made a comprehensive search, and came up with this book. The book covered all I wanted it to, and still there are lots more. If you just have read tutorials on the internet (like I have), and want a book for assistance, BUY IT! Recommended!
Unfortunately, this book is too much 'how I would re-invent JSP' and not enough about how to use JSP. For example, the JSP and Servlet API Reference is just a dump of the the Sun interface without any comments. I tried to get information about the Request object and was very frustrated, since this is scattered throughout the book (I think, the index was not helpfull). I'm sure this has some good code in it, but I didn't buy it to have a code snippets book. I wanted a book that would teach me JSP and be a good reference as I develop code.
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