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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2003

    Separate java and HTML

    Very recently (late 2003), Java Server Pages underwent a major official upgrade to Version 2. In part, this was driven by success. The sheer popularity of Version 1, which dates from 1997, also let to many ideas for improvements. Bergsten devotes the bulk of this book to explaining these. Some of you who coded with Version 1 and used earlier texts may notice the heft of this, compared to those. Look, there is one immediate reason, as explained by Bergsten, why Version 2 is better than Version 1, and why you should migrate, presumably with the help of this book! If you wrote JSPs, like me, then your java code is generously littered with out.println(), wherein are strings with HTML tags. We can all appreciate Version 1 for its power and ingenuity in making dynamic web pages. But that interleaving of java and embedded HTML looks kludgy. (It is!) But aside from aesthetics, it scales badly with the size of the website you are supporting. And it is hard for you, the developer, and the HTML page designer to interact. The key innovation is how Version 2 lets you separate the java and HTML far more cleanly. Not a complete refactoring, perhaps. But close enough to justify you investing some time in moving to it. The payoff should be considerable. How does Version 2 do this? Well, you should read the book to find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2002

    Good Reference for Neophites

    I had to learn JSP quickly for a project I am working on, and this book was extremely helpful. It gives step-by-step instructions on how to get started. There are also some good examples. It's an excellent reference for beginners!

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