"If you're a Java developer interested in leveraging open source tools to build multitier applications, Larne Pekowsky can help--this book will walk you all the way through development, build, testing, and deployment. This soup-to-nuts coverage is a rare find."
--Angela Yochem, author of J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Server, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2004)
The Jakarta project consists of many powerful open source tools for the Java platform, but most lack tutorials or clear online help documentation. Apache Jakarta and Beyond is the definitive guide to using Jakarta and other Java open source tools to develop Web applications more efficiently and effectively.
In this example-packed book, readers will find
An introduction to the philosophy behind the Jakarta project
Details on many ready-to-use Java toolkits, including Ant, JUnit, Cactus, Log4J, POI, Tomcat, James, Struts, and more
In-depth guidelines on how to develop with multiple toolkits
A guide to splitting work along lines of "what is available" and "what must be written"
Best practices for development, such as the model/view/controller paradigm
Numerous examples that can serve as templates for readers' own projects
The accompanying CD-ROM contains templates and complete code examples from the book.
Whether you are developing client applications, Web applications, or Web services, Apache Jakarta and Beyond will help you use existing code to simplify the task at hand.