Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam

Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam

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by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
     
 

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Looking to study up for the new J2EE 1.5 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam?

This book will get you way up to speed on the technology you'll know it so well, in fact, that you can pass the brand new J2EE 1.5 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use servlets and JSPs in your next

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Looking to study up for the new J2EE 1.5 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam?

This book will get you way up to speed on the technology you'll know it so well, in fact, that you can pass the brand new J2EE 1.5 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use servlets and JSPs in your next project. You're working on a deadline. You're over the legal limit for caffeine. You can't waste your time with a book that makes sense only AFTER you're an expert (or worse, one that puts you to sleep).

Learn how to write servlets and JSPs, what makes a web container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use JSP's Expression Language (EL for short), and how to write deployment descriptors for your web applications. Master the c:out tag, and get a handle on exactly what's changed since the older J2EE 1.4 exam. You don't just pass the new J2EE 1.5 SCWCD exam, you'll understand this stuff and put it to work immediately.

Head First Servlets and JSP doesn't just give you a bunch of facts to memorize; it drives knowledge straight into your brain. You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply. And when you're through with the book, you can take a brand-new mock exam, created specifically to simulate the real test-taking experience.

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Head First Java was the most fun you can have learning Java from a book -- and like no other programming book you’ve ever seen. Now the same crew has written a book on JSP and servlets that also preps you for Sun’s newly toughened Certified Web Component Development Exam. It oughta be illegal to laugh this much while you’re studying.

We could admire the witty photo captions, praise the “There Are No Dumb Questions” sections, mention the hand-annotated code examples and diagrams that explain exactly what’s going on where, and why. But the remarkable thing about this book is: It all hangs together. Everything builds on what’s come before. By the time you’re done, you’ll really be comfortable with servlets, JSP, even JSTL. The fun has been carefully crafted to make sure of it, and it works. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449360863
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/25/2008
Series:
Head First
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
914
Sales rank:
1,180,719
File size:
39 MB
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Meet the Author

Bryan Basham is a Software Architect and Developer with extensive experience in Java web technologies. He has a keen eye for identifying core, reusable modules and crafting effective interfaces between subsystems. He has excellent OO analysis and design skills and quickly learn new domains. He is also skilled in information architecture and UI design.


Kathy Sierra has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer (Virgin, MGM, Amblin'). More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's Java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers, and a lead developer of several Sun certification exams. Along with her partner Bert Bates, Kathy created the Head First series. She's also the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.


Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a co-developer of Sun's upcoming EJB exam (Sun Certified Business Component Developer). His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients like the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken.

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Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam, 2nd Edition 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
dschnedar More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a text book for a community college Server Side Java course. I think it was selected because it is geared toward passing the certification exam. It probably is good for that. It felt like the book can only be used one way, read each page in succession and don't go on to the next chapter until you have mastered all the nuances of the chapter you are currently in. NO SKIPPING AROUND ALLOWED. No coming back in 6 months to look up 1 thing. The first hello_world+ example is in chapter 3. It seemed as if no one from my class could get it working by using the book. I found a power point from a teacher at another university explaining it. I used that power point instead of the book. I found hundreds of posts on the internet from people who could not figure out chapter 3. Chapter 3 is the only fully described example in the book. This book might be good for mastering the subject and passing the exam but not for learning the material. I felt like the book needed a study guide companion. This book might be excellent it came with a just the facts companion book and the unabridged source code.
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