Murach's Java Servlets and JSP (2nd Edition)
by Joel Murach and Andrea Steelman
24 chapters, 729 pages, 329 illustrations
Published January 2008
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Note: If you've bought the printed book
from us in the past and now want to buy the eBook, please
Ever since we published the first edition of this book back in 2003, we've been getting feedback like this from developers:
"This book is excellent, excellent, excellent! The authors have a gift for developing the topic of JSP, Servlets, and building a Java-based ecommerce site in a methodical, easy-to-understand approach."
So if you already know the core Java skills and are ready to move into Java web programming, let this book be your guide!
What you'll learn in this book
If you look at the table of contents,
you'll see that this book teaches all the skills you
need to develop almost any type of Java web application
today. The chapters gradually move from the simple to
the complex as they show you how to work with:
- the Tomcat servlet/JSP container
- the NetBeans IDE
- HTML pages and forms
- JSPs, servlets, and the MVC pattern
- sessions and cookies
- the JSP Expression Language (EL)
- the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)
- custom JSP tags
- MySQL, JDBC, and connection pooling
- SSL and secure connections
- advanced HTTP skills
To complete your training, section 5 presents an e-commerce web site that puts these skills into context. Once you understand how this web site works, you will have all the skills and code you need to start creating your own custom web applications.
- Today, some excellent IDEs (integrated development
environments) for Java development are available
for free. As a result, it no longer makes sense to
use a text editor and a command prompt to develop
Java web applications. That's why this book shows
you how to use one of the most popular open-source
Java IDEs, NetBeans. Right from the start, you'll
learn how to use this tool to develop web applications
faster than ever.
- You get detailed instructions for installing
and configuring a Java web development environment
on your own PC, using all the software you need. Although Tomcat, NetBeans, MySQL,
and Java itself are all free, it can be frustrating
and time-consuming to get them set up right. So the
work-saving advice you get here will pay for the book
almost at once.
- You get full coverage of what you need to
know to build business web applications, presented
in a way that's easy to understand.
- You get the paired-pages format that our customers like so much (please see below for more details).
- You get dozens of coding examples and the code for a full web site so you always see how the features you're learning are applied in the real world.
Like all Murach books, this book present all of its
information in "paired pages," with the essential syntax,
guidelines, and examples on the right page and the perspective
and extra explanation on the left page.
This helps you learn faster by reading less, and it makes an ideal reference format when you need to refresh your memory about how to do something later on. To see how this works in more detail, please download a sample chapter.
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Like all of our books, this book is backed by our 60-day, money-back guarantee: If you buy this book directly from us and aren't satisfied with it, you can return it anytime within 60 days and we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked. So order your copy today!
about the eBook
We now have a new, 3rd Edition of this book
available. So unless you need the 2nd Edition for a class, we recommend that you get the 3rd Edition instead.