You'll jump in fast. You'll install all the packages you need (directions are provided, and the software's free). After the authors explain how JSP-based applications are organized, you'll walk through a non-trivial sample application.
Then, step by step, using one complete e-commerce case study, you'll master each key skill you'll need: architecting applications with MVC; essential web page scripting; database access; working with JSF and XML; and deploying applications via the new Tomcat 6.
Finally, drill down into your application: What happens when it starts? How does it handle requests, display content, manage shopping carts, accept orders? What does its style sheet look like? There's no better way to grasp the realities of production web development. Bill Camarda, from the January 2008 Read Only