Beginning JavaServer Pages

Beginning JavaServer Pages

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* JSP is one of the core technologies for server-side Java applications and the 2.0 release, which this book covers in detail, makes JSP an even more powerful tool* Walks Java programmers and Web developers through JSP fundamentals, including JSP syntax and directives, JSP Expression Language, JSP Tag libraries, JSTL, and techniques for testing and debugging* Shows how to use JSP in real-world Web applications along with open source frameworks such as Struts, WebWork, and Turbine, software design methodologies, and developer tools like Ant, jUnit, and CVS, as well as popular IDEs (integrated development environmnents)* Each chapter has an exercise section with solutions on the companion Web site
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  • Paperback | 1296 pages
  • 185.4 x 233.7 x 66mm | 1,610.27g
  • WROX PRESS
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 076457485X
  • 9780764574856
  • 1,883,889

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JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a cross-platform language that generates dynamic Web pages and uses XML-like tags written in Java to create content. With its latest release, version 2.0, JSP has become an even more powerful tool that beginners often find challenging to learn. This book provides you with an accessible introduction to JSP. Packed with real-world code examples and in-depth case studies accompanied by fully working applications, this book introduces the many new features of JSP 2.0 while emphasizing good Web development practices. Along the way, you'll examine how JSP interacts with other Enterprise Java technologies and you'll be challenged to apply your new JSP programming skills to real-world projects. What you will learn from this book JSP fundamentals, including JSP syntax and directives, JSP Expression Language, Tag libraries, and techniques for testing and debugging How to create dynamic content that is formatted and stylized on the fly, integrating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript elements How to develop multilingual Web sites with JSP How JSP interacts with other Enterprise Java technologies Ways to use JSP with Web frameworks, such as Struts, Spring, WebWork, and JavaServer Faces, and persistence frameworks, such as Hibernate, to build real-world Web applications Software design methodologies and developer tools such as Ant, jUnit, jMeter, CVS, and more How to use the right tools, design patterns, and frameworks effectively and appropriately for developing applications Who this book is for This book is for novice programmers who have basic programming experience either in Java or a Web scripting language and want to become fluent in JSP.
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Table of contents

About the Authors v Acknowledgments vii Introduction xxv The Right Way to Do Web Development xxv Approach xxvi How This Book Is Structured xxvi Conventions xxix Source Code xxx Errata xxx p2p.wrox.com xxx Part I: JSP Fundamentals 1 Chapter 1: Getting Started with JavaServer Pages 3 Chapter 2: JSP Basics 1: Dynamic Page Creation for Data Presentation 31 Chapter 3: JSP Basics 2: Generalized Templating and Server Scripting 73 Chapter 4: CSS, JavaScript, VBScript, and JSP 117 Chapter 5: JSP and EL 145 Chapter 6: JSP Tag Libraries and JSTL 179 Chapter 7: JSP Directives 213 Chapter 8: JSP Standard Actions 241 Chapter 9: JSP and JavaBeans 275 Chapter 10: Error Handling 303 Chapter 11: Building Your Own Custom JSP Tag Library 329 Chapter 12: Advanced Dynamic Web Content Generation 361 Chapter 13: Internationalization and Localized Content 395 Chapter 14: JSP Debugging Techniques 435 Part II: JSP and Modern Web Server Software Development 481 Chapter 15: JSPs and Servlets 483 Chapter 16: The Role of JSP in the Wider Context: Web Applications 511 Chapter 17: Model View Controller 533 Chapter 18: Web Frameworks 549 Chapter 19: Struts Framework 591 Chapter 20: Layout Management with Tiles 643 Chapter 21: JavaServer Faces 681 Chapter 22: JSP in J2EE 721 Chapter 23: Access to Databases 747 Chapter 24: Security 825 Chapter 25: Performance 861 Chapter 26: Best Practices and Tools 885 Part III: Spreading Your New Wings: Applying JSP in the Real World 923 Chapter 27: JSP Project I: Personalized Portal 925 Chapter 28: JSP Project II: Shopping Cart Application 983 Part IV: Appendixes 1057 Appendix A: JSP Syntax Reference 1059 Appendix B: JSP Expression Language Reference 1077 Appendix C: JSTL Reference 1089 Appendix D: Exercise Solutions 1123 Index 1213
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About John T. Bell

Vivek Chopra has over ten years of experience as a software developer, architect, and team lead, with extensive experience with Web services, J2EE, and middleware technologies. He has worked and consulted at a number of Silicon Valley companies and startups and has (pending) patents on Web services. Vivek actively writes about technology and has coauthored half a dozen books on topics such as opensource software, Java, XML, and Web services. He contributes to open source, too, and has developed parts of the uddi4j library, an open-source Java API for UDDI. Sing Li, first bit by the microcomputer bug in 1978, has grown up with the microprocessor age. His first personal computer was a do-it-yourself Netronics COSMIC ELF computer with 256 bytes of memory, mail-ordered from the back pages of Popular Electronics magazine. Currently, Sing is a consultant, system designer, open-source software contributor, and freelance writer. He writes for several popular technical journals and e-zines and is the creator of the Internet Global Phone, one of the very first Internet phones available. He has authored and coauthored numerous books across diverse technical topics, including JSP, Tomcat, servlets, XML, Jini, and JXTA. Rupert Jones is a Technical Lead for J2EE projects at Internet Business Systems. Over the past six years, Rupert has provided software development and consulting services for blue-chip companies, both in Australia and internationally. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Rupert can be contacted at rup@rupertjones.com. Jon Eaves has been developing software in a variety of languages and domains for over 15 years. He is currently employed by ThoughtWorks, developing large-scale enterprise systems using J2EE. When he can find spare time, he develops J2ME/MIDP applications and works on the BouncyCastle Crypto APIs (www.bouncycastle.org). Jon can be reached at jon@eaves.org. John T. Bell has more than 20 years of software development experience and currently serves as the lead software architect for the Web site of a major hospitality company based in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also an adjunct professor, teaching server-side Java technologies for the Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson State University. He has a master's degree in Computer Systems Management and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Maryland. This is Mr. Bell's third contribution to a Wrox title. He is also the author of The J2EE Open Source Toolkit.
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