Head First Servlets & JSP. 7I review

Head First Servlets & JSP

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.

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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.

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0 thoughts on “Head First Servlets & JSP. 7I review

  • October 29, 2007 at 1:45 am

    its a book that has everything about servlets & jsp, i want to download this book, can anyone suggest me how(where to go) to download this book…please mail me at koushikkolisetty@yahoo.com

  • August 3, 2007 at 3:19 am

    IT has got great imapct on me while knowing about web components

  • March 7, 2005 at 3:28 pm

    NetBeans 4.0 (+ NetBeans Mobility Pack) is ant based and already contains similar J2ME ant extension. It’s very well integrated with the IDE, see for example how a source file with preprocessor directives is displayed in the editor and complete tutorial how to write an application for different devices:

    [URL=http://www.netbeans.org/kb/articles/tutorial-j2mefragmentation-40.html]Marv the Miner Tutorial[/URL]

    Latest NetBeans 4.1 Beta comes with MIDP Visual Editor which makes development of MIDP application even easier:

    [URL=http://www.netbeans.org/images/screenshots/4.1/nb_midp_visual_editor.png]Visual Editor Screenshot[/URL]
    [URL=http://www.netbeans.org/kb/41/quickstart-mobility.html]NetBeans 4.1 Quick Start[/URL]

    Unfortunately, there are some issues why Antenna cannot be bundled as a default ant library for NetBeans and why another ant extension is required.

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