BN.com Gift Guide

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

Overview

Imagine a world without eBay...unthinkable! How would you get that Farrah Fawcett poster, retired Beanie Baby, or first-edition pet rock? Handling over a gazillion (OK, we exaggerate—it's actually only 1 billion) page views each day, server-side Java makes eBay work.

Isn't it time you learned the latest (J2EE 1.4) versions of Servlets & JSPs? 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 Sun Certified Web ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (35) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $0.00   
  • Used (34) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 4
Showing 1 – 10 of 34 (4 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24022)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24022)

Condition: Acceptable
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: Very Good
Very good

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: Good
Good

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(2774)

Condition: Acceptable
Biggest little used bookstore in the world.

Ships from: Reno, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7741)

Condition: Acceptable
With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.

Ships from: Brownstown, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4184)

Condition: Acceptable
Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7753)

Condition: Acceptable
Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(2774)

Condition: Acceptable
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.

Ships from: Reno, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.05
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4184)

Condition: Acceptable
Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 4
Showing 1 – 10 of 34 (4 pages)
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Imagine a world without eBay...unthinkable! How would you get that Farrah Fawcett poster, retired Beanie Baby, or first-edition pet rock? Handling over a gazillion (OK, we exaggerate—it's actually only 1 billion) page views each day, server-side Java makes eBay work.

Isn't it time you learned the latest (J2EE 1.4) versions of Servlets & JSPs? 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 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) 1.4 exam. If that's what you want to do, that is. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use Servlets & 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).

No problem. Head First Servlets and JSP's brain-friendly approach drives the knowledge straight into your head (without sharp instruments). You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply. It may not be The Da Vinci Code, but quickly see why so many reviewers call it "a page turner". Most importantly, this book will help you use what you learn. It won't get you through the exam only to have you forget everything the next day.

Learn to write servlets and JSPs, what makes the Container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use the new JSP Expression Language (EL), what you should NOT write in a JSP, how to write deployment descriptors, secure applications, and even use some server-side design patterns. Can't talk about Struts at a cocktail party? That'll change. You won't just pass the exam, you will truly understand this stuff, and you'll be able to put it to work right away.

This new exam is tough—much tougher than the previous version of the SCWCD. The authors of Head First Servlets and JSP know: they created it. (Not that it EVER occurred to them that if they made the exam really hard you'd have to buy a study guide to pass it.) The least they could do is give you a stimulating, fun way to pass the thing. If you're one of the thousands who used Head First EJB to pass the SCWCD exam, you know what to expect!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Review
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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596005405
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Head First Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.86 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Why use servlets & JSPs : an introduction 1
2 Web app architecture : high-level overview 37
3 Mini MVC tutorial : hands-on MVC app 67
4 Being a servlet : request and response 93
5 Being a web app : attributes and listeners 147
6 Conversational state : bean/entity synchronization 221
7 Being a JSP : writing JSP code 279
8 Script-free pages : writing scriptless JSPs 341
9 Custom tags are powerful : using JSTL 433
10 When JSTL is not enough : custom tag development 489
11 Deploying your web app : web app deployment 569
12 Keep it secret, keep it safe : web app security 617
13 The power of filters : wrappers and filters 669
14 Enterprise design patterns : patterns and struts 705
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2005

    SCWCD Boot Camp

    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who was getting into front-end Web development and planned to take the SCWCD exam. The Head First series has a canny way of getting you to learn concepts that aren't intuitive. The authors assume you know Java, enough to have passed the SCJP exam (a SCWCD requirement). They start by walking you through Web development from the nuts and bolts of HTTP through more abstract topics like MVC and lifecycle management. They introduce challenges you will overcome in the later chapters, such as using Struts to separate business logic from the HTML view. There is coverage of servlets, JSP, deployment descriptors, and the Standard Tag Library. If you just want to learn about servlets and JSPs, and not their underlying concepts, there are other GUI-centric books that would cover those topics in greater depth. The book IS meant to get you to learn the SCWCD, so if you haven't coded Web applications before, the authors are workout trainers for your flabby mind. Techniques like fill in the blank, code magnets, end-of-chapter questions and the mock exam at the end act like various exercise equipment to help you prepare. If you are a Windows developer, the Mac OS X-only interface and commands may throw you. But as long as you're able to download Tomcat 5 and are command-line savvy, their methods of getting 'down and dirty' with the nuts and bolts of implementing a website will help you pass the exam.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2004

    For a broad audience

    O'Reilly books are usually so serious. But lately, they've produced a series of Head First books that take a deliberately light hearted look at programming. The most recent is this text, on Java Servlets and JSPs. There is certainly no shortage of texts on this subject, including from O'Reilly itself. But this book makes generous use of cartoons and other diagrams. The authors go carefully and at a slow pace. Experienced programmers should NOT use this book. Let me say it plainly. But the book wasn't written for them, anyway. Heck, the authors present it at a level suitable for a curious high schooler. Which is no bad thing. Computing should have no age limits. It democratises access to the concepts of servlets and JSPs. The extensive lists of questions throughout the book are also an attraction. If you're studying for the Sun Exam and need a refresher on this material, consider getting the book just for its questions. Use it for a trial run at the main Exam.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)