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Head First Servlets & JSP
by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Publisher: O'Reilly
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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!

Product Details
  • Paperback: 886 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly; edition ()
  • ISBN: 0596005407
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 35 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 1643

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Very Enjoyable and Enformative, Aug 15, 2023
I recently opened the books (both, The Servlets book and the EJB book) to reread a few chapters here and there to refresh my memory. I enjoyed every minute and had a hard time putting the books aside.

Many reviewers have written about the "Head First"'s refreshing style. Among other things, part of this success I attribute to the "No Dumb Questions" sections: the authors keep impressing me with their ability to anticipate not so superficial questions popping in my head as I read or re-read the books some time later. My wishes for the 2nd editions: more detailed indexes and hard covers.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Head First Rocks, Aug 9, 2023
This is how technical books should be written. I've learned a lot reading this book once than reading another scwcd certification book several times.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

4Decent SCWCD book, Aug 4, 2023
This is a decent book for passing SCWCD. The mock exams are much harder than the actual SCWCD exam. So, if you pass the mock exam, you should be in very good shape. There are a couple of typos here and there. In general though, it's a decent book.

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

3Useful as a reference to the exam only!, Jul 18, 2023
You should try another book, if you like to get a firm practical knowledge. I would recommend Core Servlets & JSP by Marty Hall.

In addition, i find the stylish design of this book irritating.

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

5Not just the best J2EE book... the best technical software book - period., Jul 5, 2023
I'm a published author and software technician from IBM, who's been learning JSP/Servlet technology piecemeal for about 3 years. I bought this book on Amazon a few months ago, and quite honestly have to say that it is not only the best J2EE/Servlet/JSP book on the market, it's probably the best (or among the top 3) software books I've ever read (and I'm 52, and have been in software for almost 30 years - so trust me, I've read lots of books).

The authors do a masterful job of both: educating, and maintaining a high-level of interest in an otherwise complex, dry and difficult subject matter. Explaining things with a combination of straight-forward thought, images/analogies and humor the likes of which I've never experienced before.

(at the risk of redundancy) It's simply the best. I can't imagine anyone not being able to learn Servlet and JSP technology from this book - AND being able to pass the certification exam in the process. Since reading this book, I've gone out and bought every other book these authors have written.


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