Part 2. Core concepts: actions, interceptors, and type conversion

Now that we’ve taken the general lay of the land, it’s time to get down to business. The next few chapters introduce all the core components of the Struts 2 architecture. These components make up the functionality of your application as well as the framework itself. We’ll provide in-depth discussions of the roles these components play in the framework, and back that up with real code samples as we start to build our Struts 2 Portfolio sample application.

In chapter 3, we jump right in and start working with the Struts 2 action. This component is the heart of the framework and is the component that a developer will spend the most time with on a daily basis. After that, chapter ...

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