Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 2001
Pages: 782

Servlets are an exciting and important technology that ties Java to the Web, allowing programmers to write Java programs that create dynamic web content.

Java Servlet Programming covers everything Java developers need to know to write effective servlets. It explains the servlet lifecycle, showing how to use servlets to maintain state information effortlessly. It also describes how to serve dynamic web content, including both HTML pages and multimedia data, and explores more advanced topics like integrated session tracking, efficient database connectivity using JDBC, applet-servlet communicaton, interservlet communication, and internationalization. Readers can use the book's numerous real-world examples as the basis for their own servlets.

The second edition has been completely updated to cover the new features of Version 2.2 of the Java Servlet API. It introduces chapters on servlet security and advanced communication, and also introduces several popular tools for easier integration of servlet technology with dynamic web pages. These tools include JavaServer Pages (JSP), Tea, XMLC, and the Element Construction Set.

In addition to complete coverage of 2.2 specification, Java Servlet programming, 2nd Edition, also contains coverage of the new 2.3 final draft specification.

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4.0

very nice

By bal

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  • Helpful examples

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      brush for fundamental to hardcore

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best book about java servlets ever.

      By Anonymous

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      This is the best book about java servlets ever. Just buy it, so you will learn how to program web applications with servlets, and you won't need EJBs any more.

      But keep in mind that there are lots of errors in Jason Hunter's database connection pool sample.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      An excellent but very dated resource

      By Anonymous

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      This is an excellent book for first-time Java Servlet programmers, and is even a useful reference for experienced servlet programmers needing to refresh their memories.

      It covers a broad range of material even if it lacks depth. I wish it had gone into more depth (detail) in many areas, but to fair, that might have made the book 50% larger.

      My main complaint is that it is now 2 months shy of being 4 years old. 4 YEARS OLD! I generally don't buy books that are more than 2 years old. If this book weren't so useful, I would not recommend it. If you can wait until the next edition is published, I suggest that you do so (note: O'Reilly has not yet even indicated that another edition has been planned). If you can't wait, buy it -- you're still getting an very good book, but it covers the Java Servlet Spec. 2.2 and only covers "2.3 Draft" in a superficial way. It doesn't cover 2.4 at all! This book is in dire need of an update.

      Servlet Spec. Release Dates:

      2.2 Dec. 17, 1999

      2.3 Nov. 25, 2001

      2.4 Nov. 24, 2003

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      I strongly disagree with the other reviews. i read this book cover to cover and found it really unhelpful.

      This book is good if you want to understand servlets basics BUT it does not provide an example of a servlet it develops. I wouldl ike to see an edition where Mr Hunter has an ongoing shopping cart servlet so people can learn hands on.

      After reading this book i have had to read Struts (Oreilly) for an example of a servlet.

      My advice is : stay away from this book unless you want to know the technical aspcts of HTTP requests and servlets. Use the sun web services tutorial or find another source.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

      By sundarakrishna

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      java servlet programing this is very good programing book. but i face some probelom of doing my project (E-mail and charting) that is how to up load a file to server (from claint system) (please you can not tell like plese give me the program for that

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

      By Alka

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      It is an excelent book, very practical, well written and covers a lot of important things about Servlets. I really recommend it if you are starting in Servlet Programing

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      This book is nice volume,reasonable.

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

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      I'm a Japanese. This book is very good. I love this book !

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

      By Elena

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      Good book,

      But there is a problem with code of chapter 6: Server Push.

      It doesn't work in IE -;;;(((((((((

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
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      Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition Review

      By Ajith Kallambella

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      Comments about oreilly Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition:

      Perhaps the best Servlet primer I have ever read.

      The book is a Revised Version of the first edition rewritten to cover the latest Servlet API specification 2.2 as well as to introduce the major changes in the upcoming 2.3 draft spec.

      The book begins with chapters covering the history of Servlets and a quick introduction to Web applications/HTTP that offers an insight into the world of Servlets for newbies. The following chapters quickly delve into core topics such as Servlet lifecycle, session tracking techniques, using JSPs with Servlets (there is a lot of emphasis on this in the book), Applet to Servlet communication and Servlet chaining and collaboration. Brief notes are scattered throughout the book that talks about changes in the 2.2 spec pertaining to specific contexts.

      The book includes several supplementary chapters that focus on leveraging technologies such as JDBC, WAP/WML, SSL J2EE and Internationalization. These quick tutorials blend very well with the overall premise of the book and help paint a holistic picture of a typical Servlet application. I found the J2EE refresher and the section on Taglibs very informative and so much better than what many web sites has to offer.

      The concluding chapters cover Servlets in action - many alternative Servlet frameworks such as Element Construction Set (ECS), XMLC, Tea, and WebMacro/Velocity that stand as evidence to the popularity and applicability of this great technology.

      It is a must-have book. The exactitude, clarity and comprehensiveness makes it a worthy addition to any Java developer's bookshelf.

      Ajith Kallambella M

      ( http://www.javaranch.com/contact.jsp#Kallambella )

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