Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Mar 25, 2008 - Computers - 879 pages
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Looking to study up for the new J2EE 1.5 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam?

This book will get you way up to speed on the technology you'll know it so well, in fact, that you can pass the brand new J2EE 1.5 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use servlets and JSPs in your next project. You're working on a deadline. You're over the legal limit for caffeine. You can't waste your time with a book that makes sense only AFTER you're an expert (or worse, one that puts you to sleep).

Learn how to write servlets and JSPs, what makes a web container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use JSP's Expression Language (EL for short), and how to write deployment descriptors for your web applications. Master the c:out tag, and get a handle on exactly what's changed since the older J2EE 1.4 exam. You don't just pass the new J2EE 1.5 SCWCD exam, you'll understand this stuff and put it to work immediately.

Head First Servlets and JSP doesn't just give you a bunch of facts to memorize; it drives knowledge straight into your brain. You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply. And when you're through with the book, you can take a brand-new mock exam, created specifically to simulate the real test-taking experience.

 

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the best book that i found for learning servlet/ JSP concepts

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Awesome book...
A must read for Servlet concepts...

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Contents

Why use Servlets JSPs
1
Custom tags are powerful Sometimes you need more than EL or standard actions What
9
Web app architecture
37
if its just you on the team do you really want a pile of bits and pieces of Java code
343
Expression Language EL saves the day
368
The EL implicit objects
385
EL functions and handling null
392
Reusable template piecestwo kinds of include
402
Make your own error pages
468
need something custom and you dont want to go back to scripting you can write your
499
Deploying your web
601
the servlet or at least allocate a thread to handle the request Somebody has to call
602
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The power of filters
701
Compression wrapper code
724
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737

table? You know you could write that in two seconds using a for loop in a scriptlet
439
forEach
446
set and cremove tags
455
Customizing the thing you include
462
Final mock exam
791
Index
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Bryan Basham is a Software Architect and Developer with extensive experience in Java web technologies. He has a keen eye for identifying core, reusable modules and crafting effective interfaces between subsystems. He has excellent OO analysis and design skills and quickly learn new domains. He is also skilled in information architecture and UI design.

Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's Java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.

Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.

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