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Programming Jakarta Struts
     

Programming Jakarta Struts

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by Chuck Cavaness
 

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While the look and feel of an enterprise web application is certainly important, developers usually find themselves spending far too much time on the front-end presentation before they can get to coding the good stuff--the business logic at the heart of the program. Jakarta Struts addresses this issue by combining Java Servlets, Java ServerPages (JSP), custom tags,

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While the look and feel of an enterprise web application is certainly important, developers usually find themselves spending far too much time on the front-end presentation before they can get to coding the good stuff--the business logic at the heart of the program. Jakarta Struts addresses this issue by combining Java Servlets, Java ServerPages (JSP), custom tags, and messaging resources (like Java Message Service) into a unified, re-usable framework. The result is a cooperative, synergistic platform that's efficient and suitable for independent developers, large development teams, and everyone in between.The Struts Framework has become a highly popular open source project, but there's still woefully little documentation on the technology. What does exist is far too basic and lacks critical information for developers like you writing today's complex web applications.The revised and expanded Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition covers everything the successful earlier edition did--including an overview of the concepts involved in writing web applications; installation and configuration instructions for getting Struts up and running; a thorough discussion of how Struts implements the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design paradigm (known as the Model 2 approach) and how to interface with that pattern in your own applications; Logging, Validation, and Exception Handling with Struts; using Tiles; writing internationalization and localization code using Struts; and practical, real-world best practices for web applications--as well as plenty more: now fully up to date with Struts 1.1, this edition covers the latest material on tag libraries and the new JavaServerFaces (JSF) APIs and even includes all-new chapters on JSF, JSTL/EL, and security.With each enterprise system he s developed, author Chuck Cavaness has spent many grueling hours learning invaluable lessons about Struts and figuring out the dos and the don'ts of building web applications. He saves you time and headaches by sharing that invaluable real-world experience here, with his realistic, practical, here's how to do it approach to using the Struts Framework to its fullest potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596006518
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Cavaness is a graduate from Georgia Tech with degrees in computer engineering and computer science, has built Java-based enterprise systems in the healthcare, banking, and B2B sectors. Working at an Internet company to design and develop software architecture, Chuck has spent many frustrating hours figuring out the dos and the don'ts of web applications. With each enterprise system he's developed, Chuck has learned several valuable lessons about building "real-world" web applications, information that he's made available to developers who haven't had the opportunity to work on large systems. Chuck is the co-author of Special Edition Using Java 1.3 and Special Edition Using EJB 2.0, both available from QUE.

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Programming Jakarta Struts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first version of Struts was enthusiastically received by the Java community. Its easy factorisation of GUI coding and back end business logic, in a fashion that built upon existing Model-View-Controller approaches, proved compelling. So too, of course, was its free, open source nature. As experience was gained, Struts was upgraded to version 1.1, which this book fully discusses, in the typical competent O'Reilly tradition that readers will be familiar with. If you are still using Struts 1.0, and have no inclination to migrate, then you probably don't need this book. But Cavaness suggests that you should give 1.1 a consideration, and this book is persuasive argument. Some chapters are useful, but mundane, like those on internationalisation, exception handling and logging. Definitely important capabilities. So much so that you can reasonably expect any major application to have these. The only question is, how exactly does it enable them? Struts handles these quite capably. I have not read the first edition of this book. But this edition indeed seems very comprehensive and useful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating: Well done! This book will be a valuable teaching and reference tool. Teaching Value: Excellent! An essential book on this topic. Reference Value: A complete reference. I would not need any additional reference on this topic. This book presents an explanation of Struts that is both easy to comprehend and one that follows the design process from beginning to end. It's a complete guide to the Struts project, taking developers through concepts, design and implementation and explains the Model 2 design pattern in depth. Installation and setup are thoroughly documented, and every configuration option is clearly explained. JSP programming within the context of Struts is explored, with tons of practical examples that use both the standard JSP tag libraries and Struts additions. You'll also become adept at programming multitiered applications, interacting with EJBs from struts applications, and handling complex validation and logging through the Struts provided packages and tools. Also covers how to create your own rules and to use it outside of Struts. Whether you've been struggling with Struts, or you want to get started in Model 2 programming, or you're an advanced Struts programmer wanting to fully exploit this powerful framework, overall I'd say this is an excellent resource.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A worth having this book ¿ I have been using Struts for past two years now, I learned most of it from some tutorials/articles and documentation on the net. I was always looking for good book on struts a single place to resolve my doubts. This book almost completely covers all the things you need to design and develop a strut based web application, I like following chapters Exception Handling, Internationalization and Struts, Logging in Struts and Addressing Performance. Though this book need to have more details on Struts taglibs with examples but I like the book and recommended it to all Struts developers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been using Struts for almost a year now and have been frustrated at the quantity and quality documentation. This book (among others) comes along at a great time for Struts and Struts developers. I found this to be a book for Struts and so much more. It's full of helpful information relating to real world models and has went beyond the other materials. I love the book and recommended it to all Struts developers.