The whole idea of JSTL is to make Java’s power accessible to anyone who builds or runs web sites, whether they’re programmers or not. JSTL in Action takes that promise seriously. Even if you only know HTML, this book can help you implement some pretty slick server-side functionality. And if you’re already a Java programmer, you’ll love its thoroughness and insight -- no surprise, since the author was lead developer on Sun’s JSTL reference implementation.
Part III presents case studies -- starting with “small-scale” tasks like error handling and input validation, but moving on to sophisticated layout management, RSS channel delivery, registration, authentication, and personalization. The book ends with coverage aimed specifically at Java professionals, including JSTL configuration and custom tag development.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t note that Bayern’s a terrific writer -- and that goes for both his narrative and his samples. Highly recommended. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.