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Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Examby Bryan Basham and Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
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Imagine a world without eBay...unthinkable! How would you get that Farrah Fawcett poster, retired Beanie Baby, or first-edition pet rock? Handling over a gazillion (OK, we exaggerate--it's actually only 1 billion) page views each day, server-side Java makes eBay work.
Isn't it time you learned the latest (J2EE 1.4) versions of Servlets & JSPs? 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 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) 1.4 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use Servlets & 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).
No problem. Head First Servlets and JSP's brain-friendly approach drives the knowledge straight into your head (without sharp instruments). You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply. It may not be The Da Vinci Code, but quickly see why so many reviewers call it "a page turner". Most importantly, this book will help you use what you learn. It won't get you through the exam only to have you forget everything the next day.
Learn to write servlets and JSPs, what makes the Container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use the new JSP Expression Language (EL), what you should NOT write in a JSP, how to write deployment descriptors, secure applications, and even use some server-side design patterns. Can't talk about Struts at a cocktail party? That'll change. You won't just pass the exam, you will truly understand this stuff, and you'll be able to put it to work right away.
This new exam is tough--much tougher than the previous version of the SCWCD. The authors of Head First Servlets and JSP know: they created it. (Not that it EVER occurred to them that if they made the exam really hard you'd have to buy a study guide to pass it.) The least they could do is give you a stimulating, fun way to pass the thing. If you're one of the thousands who used Head First EJB to pass the SCWCD exam, you know what to expect!
Book News Annotation:
This text is intended to help diligent readers pass the Sun certified web component developer exam, which the authors describe as "hard." Despite this difficult mission, the book provides an enjoyable presentation of a complex technology--the use of Java Servlets and JSP in web applications. The chapters do not consist of the usual dense, paragraphed text found in most technical books. Rather almost every page contains an array of visual elements, handwritten notations, diagrams, and wry comments to provide a learning experience more like a classroom. At the end, readers are offered a "final mock exam" to see if they are ready for the real thing. Whether ready or not, most readers will come away with an understanding of some important tools for web application development. The second edition covers J2EE 1.5. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book gets readers up to speed on the technology necessary to write servlets and JSPs, what makes the Container tick, how to use the new JSP Expression Language (EL), how to write deployment descriptors, and even how to use some server-side design patterns.
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.
About the Author
Kathy Sierra is a co-developer of the SCJP exam and Sun's practice exam. She is also a Sun Certified Java Instructor and the founder of the world's largest Java certification website, Javaranch.com.Bert Bates is a Sun Certified Programmer for Java and has participated in the development of the SCJP exam and Sun's practice exam. He is the coauthor, with Kathy Sierra, of the previous editions of this book.
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
Table of Contents
Praise for Head First Servlets and JSP™ Praise for the Head First approach Perpetrators of the Head First series (and this book) How to Use this Book: Intro Chapter 1: Intro and Overview: Why use Servlets and JSPs? Chapter 2: High-Level Overview: Web App Architecture Chapter 3: Hands-on MVC: Mini MVC Tutorial Chapter 4: Request and Response: Being a Servlet Chapter 5: Attributes and Listeners: Being a Web App Chapter 6: Session Management: Conversational state Chapter 7: Using JSP: Being a JSP Chapter 8: Scriptless JSP: Script-free pages Chapter 9: Using JSTL: Custom tags are powerful Chapter 10: Custom Tag Development: When even JSTL is not enough... Chapter 11: Web App Deployment: Deploying your web app Chapter 12: Web App Security: Keep it secret, keep it safe Chapter 13: Filters and Wrappers: The Power of Filters Chapter 14: Patterns and Struts: Enterprise Design Patterns Final Mock Exam: Coffee Cram
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