An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio: WebSphere Certification Study Guide

An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio: WebSphere Certification Study Guide



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An Introduction to Web Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio: WebSphere Certification Study Guide by Gary Craig, Peter Jakab

IBM has developed a world class certification program for professionals to establish standards that identify required levels of competency. This is the first study guide designed specifically for professionals who are preparing for test 345. With this guide, IBM now provides a quick and easy way to learn about IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer and prepare for the IBM certification exam. This book will take you through the basics of using WebSphere Studio Application Developer from fundamental concepts through the actual development of a complete Web application. You will learn everything from an introduction to development, to debugging techniques, to implementing a complete application with HTML pages. Also included is information on JSPs, Servlets and back-end database access. Whether you need individual education or want to prepare for the certification testing, you will find this book to be an excellent resource.

This book covers the essential issues you need to know about WebSphere Studio:

  • How to Get Up and Running
  • Java development
  • Debugging techniques
  • HTML
  • Extracting parameters and handling form data
  • Servlets
  • MVC Fundamentals
  • Java Server Pages
  • API Review
  • Accessing databases with JDBC
  • Deployment to WebSphere Express
  • Security
  • Performance monitoring and analysis

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931182119
Publisher: Mc Press
Publication date: 10/13/2003
Series: IBM Certification Study Guides
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Web Application Development
i. What are Web applications
ii. Why do we need them
iii. Required elements
iv. Skills required, roles
v. Why is tooling important?
vi. What else?
2. System Requirements, Installation and Configuration
i. What's on the CDs
ii. Minimum system requirements
iii. Installing DB2
iv. Installing WSXX
v. Verifying the installation
3. Overview of Studio Workbench, Eclipse, and WSSD/SDA/AD
i. What is the Eclipse project
ii. What's free and what's not
iii. Eclipse architecture and philosophy
iv. Products built on top of Eclipse from IBM and others
v. Differences between the different IBM WSXX editions
vi. Role based development, perspectives
4. Simple Java development
i. Creating Java Projects
ii. Relationship of Java Projects with Enterprise and Web Applications in WSXX
iii. Java perspective
iv. Running simple Java programs, non web based Hello World
v. Local history, compare with, replace with
5. Debugging techniques
i. Why and when to debug
ii. Debug perspective description
iii. Setting Breakpoints in Java code
iv. Running in Debug mode
v. Debugger controls, stepping through code
vi. Viewing Variables
vii. Inspecting complex variables
viii. Display view
ix. Fixing errors in code
x. Hot method replace
6. How much HTML you need to know
i. Overview of HTTP protocol
ii. Request, response headers
iii. Overview of common HTML tags used in the book
iv. Review of HTML tag attributes
v. Other tags
vi. Intro to Page Designer, create simple HTML page with above elements
7. My First Servlet (Hello World)
i. Developing a simple servlet
ii. Understanding servlet mechanism
iii. HttpServletResponse objects, interesting methods
iv. What does the default service() method do
v. Calling servlets by name
vi. Naming servlets, context root, web applications
vii. Introduction to J2EE packaging
8. Extracting parameters, reading form data
i. Handling form data
ii. HttpServletRequest object, interesting methods
iii. iterating through widget names and extracting values
iv. Determining which button got pressed
9. Introduction to case
i. Case Study description, a basis for the rest of the exercises in the book
ii. Use cases
iii. Class Diagrams
iv. Object Interaction Diagrams
10. A more involved servlet
i. Why servlets can get very complex
ii. Involved computation, State management, Persistence
iii. How to reduce complexity by layering
iv. Develop first pass of case study application
11. Using a Controller, and Separating the view and model, MVC Fundamentals
i. What is MVC, a simple example
ii. Improving on the first cut servlet solution of case study
iii. Using Servlets as true MVC controllers
iv. Delegating to view objects
v. Separating the model from the controller by using JavaBeans
vi. Dedicated servlet for presentation
12. Introduction to JSP
i. Motivation - Presentation as markup / no HTML in Java Code
ii. Background
iii. Dynamic content embedded in markup
iv. Page Compilation process
v. API review
vi. Page Designer construction of JSP
vii. Testing and debugging JSPs
13. Making Controllers bullet proof
i. Application control flow
ii. Error processing
iii. Selection of JSP
iv. Introduction to Patterns in WebApplications (State, Command, etc)
14. JSP Tag Libraries
i. Motivation for keeping JSPs clean (goal of no scriptlets)
ii. Quick overview Tag / TagSupport
iii. Tag Descriptors
iv. Examples
15. Accessing databases with JDBC
i. Core JDBC API
ii. JDBC Drivers (what to use / when)
iii. Datasources and Connection Pools
iv. Basic Broker/Mapping architecture
v. Error processing and transaction control
16. Deployment to WebSphere Express
i. Remote server deployment from WSAD
ii. Remote debugging
iii. J2EE Deployment model (deployment to other App Servers)
17. Testing WebApplications with Junit
i. Unit Testing
ii. XP overview
iii. Junit overview
iv. Other testing tools
18. Security
i. Authentication model
ii. Protecting resources
iii. Authorization model
19. Performance monitoring and analysis
i. Performance Tuning motivation
ii. WSAD perf tooling (RAC, profiling agent, client)
20. Using frameworks for WebApplications (STRUTS - and tooling)
i. Motivation
ii. Basic model
iii. Example
iv. Other frameworks

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