Professional Jakarta Struts

Professional Jakarta Struts

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  • Release Date: 22 September, 2003
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Authors: James Goodwill, Richard Hightower

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Customer Rating: 3.2 of 5 (5 total reviews)

  • 1 starsThis book needs help

    This book is VERY poorly edited. Yes, by brute force I've learned a bit more about Struts than what I'd already learned previously from a few tutorials.

    It seems these authors may know lots about the topic but do NOT communicate it well. Topics are introduced within other topics without so much as an explanation. Actions, ActionMappings, ActionErrors, etc., are introduced without sufficient explanation as to why and in what situations they should be used. There are errors throughout. In sample code on a page an explanation refers to "highlighted lines in the code". -- Nothing is highlighted!!! This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    I downloaded the sample code from the Wrox web site and it is in disarray.

    After looking around the Wrox site it seems they are in disarray as well. It seems they've been bought, sold, or whatever recently.

    After having published such a great book with XSLT, 2nd edition by Michael Kay back in April, 2001, I'm highly disappointed with this recent (2003) Wrox publication.

    A good book not only requires authors competent in the subject matter (which these *seem* to be) but need to have the ability to communicate/teach the topic well. And, editors are necessary to ensure cohesion, consistency, and accuracy. The later two have clearly not been accomplished here.

    I feel burned and would be reluctant to get another book from Wrox unless and until they can somehow prove they can raise the bar significantly.

    BUYER BEWARE!

  • 5 starsGreat book on Jakarta Struts.

    Title: Professional Jakarta Struts
    Edition: 1st Edition(?)
    Author: James Goodwill and Richard Hightower
    City: Indianapolis, IN 46256
    Publisher: Wrox Publishers, John Wiley and Sons
    Published Date: Winter 2003/2004.

    5=Well done! This book will be a valuable teaching and reference tool.

    4=I would recommend this book to someone interested in its topic.

    5=A complete reference. I would not need any additional reference on this topic.

    Write a minimum of three paragraphs describing the different aspects of this book.

    This is an excellent book on Jakarta Struts. Wrox publishers and the authors had done an excellent job in explaining the concepts of Jakarata struts. the book begins with servlet containers, jsps (upto 2 chapters) and how the struts fits
    into the scheme of things.

    the book goes into different aspects of the struts, the MVC, and the controller concepts. there are a lot of examples to explain the concepts for people of various expertise and background.

    the book also shows how to debug in 2 different environments such as eclipse and Jidea. the authors have shown how to create a new application from scratch in the last chapter
    and that is an excellent way to implement a Jakarta struts application.

    this book is a great reference book.

  • 3 starsalready a bit behind

    I have two gripes with this book. First, it's really a shame that the authors didn't take the time to include information about Unix/Linux installation and configuation since the vast majority of us will be deploying on those platforms, if not developing on them outright. Secondly, the book is a little behind the curve regarding Struts 1.1. For example, the use of Struts tag libraries has been considerably simplified and the file upload example on page 391 uses the deprecated FormFile class instead of Jakarta FileUpload. It's only natural for APIs to change, but if you plan on buying this book, be prepared to spend some additional time on the Jakarta web site.