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Jakarta Struts Cookbook [NOOK Book]

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The Jakarta Struts Framework is a popular open source platform for building web applications from top to bottom with Java. While this popularity has led to a wealth of online and in-print documentation, developers still find themselves faced with a number of common tasks that are not clearly and succinctly explained.In these situations, programmers can now turn to the Jakarta Struts Cookbook an amazing collection of code solutions to common--and uncommon--problems encountered when working with the Struts ...

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Overview

The Jakarta Struts Framework is a popular open source platform for building web applications from top to bottom with Java. While this popularity has led to a wealth of online and in-print documentation, developers still find themselves faced with a number of common tasks that are not clearly and succinctly explained.In these situations, programmers can now turn to the Jakarta Struts Cookbook an amazing collection of code solutions to common--and uncommon--problems encountered when working with the Struts Framework. Among many other recipes, this book explains how to:

  • display data in complex HTML tables
  • use JSP, the JSTL, and JavaScript in your user interface
  • define static and dynamic action forms
  • validate data and respond to errors
  • use Logging, Validation, and Exception Handling
  • integrate Struts with persistence frameworks like Hibernate and iBATIS
This look-up reference is just what today's time-pressed developers need. With solutions to real-world problems just a few page flips away, information is instantly available. And while the book's solutions focus on getting to the point, each recipe's discussion section imparts valuable concept and insight from a Struts veteran.The Jakarta Struts Cookbook is perfect for independent developers, large development teams, and everyone in between who wishes to use the Struts Framework to its fullest potential. Plus, it s completely up-to-date with the latest versions of Framework, so readers can be sure the information is viable.
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Apache Struts is today’s most popular framework for building Java web applications: popular enough to have a reliable set of best practices. Now those best practices have been organized into “cookbook” solutions, with full explanations of how they work and how to adapt them.

Jakarta Struts Cookbook covers everything, from setting up Struts through security, testing, and debugging. Need a boilerplate Ant file for compiling, building, and deploying Struts applications? Want to factor your application into more manageable “modules”? Generate radio buttons with values retrieved from a Collection? Validate input? Generate bar charts? Provide a “remember me” login for returning visitors? Monitor client sessions? Create a dynamic Action Form without handcoding unique Java classes? Load XML data? Map SQL data to Java objects? Integrate Struts with Hibernate? It’s all here, along with nearly 120 more recipes. Very tasty. Bill Camarda, from the May 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596552664
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,114,322
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Bill Siggelkow is an independent consultant specializing in software design, development, and technical training. Bill is an active member of the Atlanta Struts User Group and frequently serves as a presenter for the group. With nearly 20 years of development experience, he has designed and developed systems for the manufacturing, energy marketing, e-commerce, and financial service industries.

Bill enjoys training and mentoring developers in the art of object-oriented programming and web development.

Bill lives in Atlanta, Georgia and has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

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Table of Contents

1 Getting started : enabling struts development 1
2 Configuring struts applications 27
3 User interface 54
4 Tables, sorting, and grouping 108
5 Processing forms 138
6 Leveraging actions 164
7 Execution control 189
8 Input validation 217
9 Exception and error handling 257
10 Connecting to the data 290
11 Security 329
12 Internationalization 377
13 Testing and debugging 404
14 Tiles and other presentation approaches 439
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2005

    Not for the First Time Developer

    This book is much better for the more seasoned developer, not the beginner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    quick to understand solutions

    A major use of Java is in writing web applications. For these, the interaction with and building of an HTML front end is perhaps the first task you face. Java Beans and JSPs have been devised to help you with part of these problems. But Struts improves, by providing a better, and easier development framework. Let's assume you've learnt the rudiments of Struts elsewhere. But sometimes there may be a problem you've got that 'surely' someone has solved. This book is replete with such instances. Siggelkow has subjectively chosen what he considers to be the most common problems. And presents each with its solution. His judgment seems pretty reasonable. You'll find the solutions to be bite-sized and easily understood, in a page or two of exposition. Be aware that this book is not about design issues in your application. That is a higher level of structure and meant for other books. This edition covers the most recent major release of Struts, 1.2. But most of the solutions look viable if you're still on an earlier version. So don't be put off simply because the cover says '1.2'.

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