Rating: (7 / 10) I
HF is a fun way of learning servlets and jsps.There are many pictorial
examples which make understanding easy. It’s rather unconventional but
easy way of learning.
I had learned jsp and servlets earlier, but this book taught me some intricacies that had gone unnoticed till now. For e.g. if I make an application where either of get and post will suffice my needs which method should I use? It says Post method being idempotent, is used to convey the request to update the state of the server,unlike Get method . So same update should not be made multiple times using post as it will change the state of the server that number of times.
This might seem a very small issue but might cause a big problem once whole application is in place. There are minor things we tend to neglect which are highlighted in this book and because these things are repeated pictorially and textually as well they cannot go unnoticed.
Another e.g. is the difference between a JSP Writer and a Print Writer, the earlier has a buffering capability while later doesn?t.
This is great book for self-learning. However readers who are not used to reading the HF way ,like me, might find it a little difficult initially, but once they get used to it,you may not find another book as simple as this one.