July 6, 2004
"Programming Jakarta Struts, Second Edition": Taking the Headaches Out of Building Enterprise Web Applications
Sebastopol, CA--"Jakarta Struts Framework has emerged as one of the best
web frameworks available," says Chuck Cavaness, author of the newly
revised and expanded Programming Jakarta Struts, Second Edition
(O'Reilly, US $44.95). Jakarta Struts combines Java Servlets, JavaServer
Pages (JSP), custom tags, and messaging resources (like Java Message
Service) into a unified, re-usable framework. The result is a cooperative,
synergistic platform that's highly efficient and suitable for independent
developers, large development teams, and everyone in between.
But while it's become an extremely popular open source project, there's
still woefully little documentation on Jakarta Struts. What does exist is
far too basic and lacks critical information for developers writing
today's complex web applications. That's where Programming Jakarta
Struts comes in. "This book is here to help you get your job done,"
assures Cavaness. The book will guide developers in using the Struts
Framework to its fullest potential, which means they won't be bogged down
by frontend presentation and can instead get on to coding the "good
stuff"--the business logic at the heart of their programs.
This second edition includes:An overview of the concepts involved in writing web applications
Installation, setup, and configuration instructions for getting Struts up
A thorough discussion of how Struts implements the Model-View-Controller
(MVC) design paradigm (known as the Model 2 approach) and how to interface
with that pattern in applications
Logging, validation, and exception handling
Writing internationalization and localization code
Practical, real-world best practices for web applications
In addition, the book is completely up-to-date with Struts 1.1. This
fully revised and expanded edition includes the latest material on tag
libraries and the new JavaServer Faces (JSF) APIs as well as all-new
chapters on JSF, JSTL/EL, and security.
With each enterprise system he's developed, Cavaness has spent many
grueling hours learning invaluable lessons about Struts and figuring out
the do's and the don'ts of building web applications. He saves readers
time, energy, and money by sharing his invaluable real-world experience in
Programming Jakarta Struts, Second Edition, with a realistic, practical,
here's-how-to-do-it approach to making the very most of the Struts
Praise for the first edition:
"This is my favorite book on Struts. I consider it the Struts 'bible.' If
you're new to Struts, the book's first four chapters provide enough of an
introduction to get you started. Once you have deployed a simple Struts
app, the remaining chapters show you how to take advantage for the more
sophisticated Struts features."
--Don Denoncourt, e-Pro Magazine, April 2003
"The author explained clearly his purpose and successfully accomplished it
in the book. I may not be a Struts guru right now but I certainly have the
tool to help me become one."
--Cody Schouten, Utah Java User Group, May 2003
"When you are new to Struts this book is the perfect tutorial for you. But
the book also expands beyond the basics, so if you are already familiar
with Struts you might be looking forward to reading the more advanced
chapters about Tiles, the Validator Framework, logging, exception
handling, or Struts & EJBs. No matter if you want to get started with
Struts or if you want to deepen your knowledge about Struts, I think this
is the best and most up-to-date book available. Five Stars."
--Michael Marr, JUG Walldorf, March 2003
Programming Jakarta Struts, Second Edition
ISBN 0-596-00651-9, 450 pages, $44.95 US, $65.95 CA
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