Pro Jakarta Velocity: From Professional to Expert

Overview

Nearly any application you build requires some form of output. And the output format may change on a regular basis, which can lead to a heavy maintenance burden and a restrictive test cycle. But by utilizing the power of the Velocity template engine, you can integrate templated output into your application, decoupling the application logic from the output format.

Pro Jakarta Velocity: From Professional to Expert leads leads you immediately toward configuration and setup, all the...

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Overview

Nearly any application you build requires some form of output. And the output format may change on a regular basis, which can lead to a heavy maintenance burden and a restrictive test cycle. But by utilizing the power of the Velocity template engine, you can integrate templated output into your application, decoupling the application logic from the output format.

Pro Jakarta Velocity: From Professional to Expert leads leads you immediately toward configuration and setup, all the way throughto full-blown application development. This is not merely a book about web development, as the multipurpose Velocity does more than replace JSP. Instead, this book demonstrates many alternative Velocity uses. This in-depth book also shows you how to integrate Velocity development and use it with other open-source frameworks and tools, such as Spring and Apache Struts.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Velocity
  2. Getting Started with Velocity
  3. Using the Velocity Template Language
  4. Introducing Patterns and Best Practices
  5. Creating Stand-Alone Applications with Velocity
  6. Creating Web Applications with Velocity
  7. Using Velocity and Anakia
  8. Using Additional Velocity Tools
  9. Going Inside Velocity
  10. Extending Velocity
  11. Using Velocity Development Tools
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594100
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Harrop is a software consultant specializing in delivering high-performance, highly-scalable enterprise applications. He is an experienced architect with a particular flair for understanding and solving complex design issues. With a thorough knowledge of both Java and .NET, Harrop has successfully deployed projects across both platforms. He also has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, retail and government in particular.

Harrop is the author of five books, including Pro Spring, a widely-acclaimed, comprehensive resource on the Spring Framework.

Harrop has been a core developer of the Spring Framework since June 2004 and leads the JMX and AOP efforts. He co-founded U.K.-based software company, Cake Solutions, in May 2001, having spent the previous two years working as lead developer for a successful dotcom start-up. Rob is a member of the JCP and is involved in the JSR-255 Expert Group for JMX 2.0.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introducing Velocity 1
Ch. 2 Getting started with Velocity 9
Ch. 3 Using the Velocity template language 41
Ch. 4 Introducing patterns and best practices 81
Ch. 5 Creating stand-alone applications with Velocity 117
Ch. 6 Creating Web applications with Velocity 157
Ch. 7 Using Velocity and Anakia 215
Ch. 8 Using additional Velocity tools 235
Ch. 9 Going inside Velocity 267
Ch. 10 Extending Velocity 313
Ch. 11 Using Velocity development tools 339
App Velocity reference 347
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2004

    possibly better than JSPs?

    Harrop puts forth an interesting claim in his book. He offers Velocity as a significant improvement over using JSPs to make dynamic web pages. By now, at least in the Java world, JSPs in combination with servlets, is the most common way to do this. Not the least because it gives a clear implementation of the MVC design pattern. But Harrop points out that JSPs always had an awkward syntax. Which for complex pages leads to miserable, error-prone coding. Plus, the pages might be slow to build. Velocity seems to offer a coding approach that is more natural than JSPs. And you certainly don't have to abandon MVC. Harrops shows how to reimplement MVC, while using Velocity and hooking to a database, and coupled to Struts and Spring. The code examples in the book are not complicated. That too is part of his message. You may want to look closer at the book.

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