Web Development with JavaServer Pages

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The second edition of the bestselling Web Development with JavaServer Pages updates and expands the original. In the entirely rewritten first part of the book the authors provide a gentle introduction to the important technologies on which JSP depends. The book then launches into its updated coverage of the JSP 1.2 and Servlet 2.3 standards. New chapters on servlet filters, tag-library validation, and non-HTML content are filled with fresh examples.

This second edition shares the strengths of the first, based on the authors' substantial experience with real-world development. The book covers the complete feature set of JSP 1.2, and both the advantages and the "gotchas" associated with those features. Its depth of coverage has been an important contributor to this book's success.

You'll learn how to use databases in web applications, how to separate the look of a web page from its underlying business logic, and even how to design elegant and scalable application architectures. You can learn from and modify the many examples to get up to speed quickly. And you will develop a deep understanding of JSP technology.

What's inside:

  • HTTP and Java Servlets
  • Dynamic web scripting
  • Tag-based JSP programming
  • Custom tags
  • JSP components
  • Servlet- and page-centric application designs
  • Working with databases
  • Servlet filters
  • JSP for non-HTML content
  • Tons of examples and real code

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Java Server Pages, JSP, is a Java based template system for constructing Web sites to deliver dynamic Web page content. In this regard it's similar to ASP or Cold Fusion. The book is written by site developers who choose to use it during Sun's development of JSP 1.0: pretty brave. It also covers the newer JSP 1.1 release.

JSP works by providing a set of HTML-like tags which are interpreted by the JSP container (which in turn is usually supported by Java servlets) rather than by embedding the page generating code in the program code. This makes it easier to maintain sites. The authors make a good fist of showing how to use JSP with Beans, explaining JSP directives (which specify scripting languages, for example), and using it with JNDI and other Java technologies.

As with so much Web server programming, anything practical requires a mixture of technologies and programming languages to work. JSP is no exception. As a result, most of the book is taken up with examples--ranging from the trivial to the eminently practical - showing how to use JSP for various task types and which Java technologies best expedite it. This isn't the end, though, as JSP can be used with non-Java languages--an adventure fortunately left to the student.

JSP comes late to the dynamic Web page feast, and is certainly no easier than ASP--and arguably more complex than Cold Fusion--but for Java programmers it has the huge advantage of being well integrated with the existing Java technologies. The authors are to be congratulated on an impressive and convincing JSP exposition. --Steve Patient

About the Author:

A web applications developer and Internet technologist, Duane K. Fields is an expert in the design and development of leading edge Internet applications. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Mark A. Kolb, Ph.D., is a reformed rocket scientist who currently focuses on system architectures for distributed web-based applications. Mark lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Shawn Bayern, a research programmer at Yale University, is the reference-implementation lead for the upcoming JSPTL standard. Shawn lives in New Haven, CT.

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