Since being introduced in 1999, JavaServer Pages™ (JSP) have become a popular and important technology for building dynamic, interactive, content-rich Web sites. JavaServer Pages™, Second Edition is a hands-on guide to working with JSP, offering the easiest and most efficient ways for non-programmers and Web designers to create sophisticated, dynamic sites. Programmers can also utilize this book to independently create new dynamic components. This second edition covers the latest release of the JSP specification (2.0), many standard extensions to JSPs, and a number of best practices that have been developed since the publication of the first edition.
This book also offers overviews of some related technologies, including:
JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL)
JavaServer Pages™, Second Edition contains all the information necessary to start writing JSP--for anyone who has a computer and can write HTML. It includes practical, Java-based techniques for maintaining and personalizing information-rich Web sites, as well as examples based on Jakarta Struts, the new JSP toolkit. Recent updates provide a number of new tools and techniques that will allow readers to get the most productivity from JSPs, with the least amount of effort.
Also included is a CD-ROM containing everything you need to get started. The tools, which are free, open-source, stable, secure, and run on pretty much every platform, are powerful enough to serve even a mid-sized Web site without problems. Contents of the CD-ROM include: Tomcat™, the open-source reference implementation of the latest JSP and Servlet specification; useful libraries such as the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) and Struts; Hsqldb, a self-contained, 100 percent pure Java database; all the code examples from the book; and a number of Java beans, providing ready-to-use components for many of the tasks frequently needed on a dynamic Web page.