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Servlets and JavaServer Pages: The J2EE Technology Web Tier

Addison-Wesley and Developmentor have provided with the entire book of Servlets and JSP the J2EE Web Tier for free download. Servlets and JSP the J2EE Web Tier is a book authored by Jayson Falkner and Kevin Jones about the latest in Servlets and JSP. The current version of the book covers Servlets 2.4, JSP 2.0, and the JSTL 1.0. Both Kevin and Jayson helped directly make the specifications and are proud to publish one of the first books covering the technologies. Servlets and JSP the J2EE Web Tier is comprehensive and covers everything you need to know about building Java web applications.

Who is This Book For?

Servlets and JSP the J2EE Web Tier is designed for developers of all levels. The book assumes a reader is familiar with HTML and the basics of Java. The book starts by covering how to installing a Servlet/JSP environment and what is in the JSP 2.0, Servlet 2.4, and JSTL 1.0 specifications. After discussion of the raw technologies the book focuses on practial use of them. The later chapters of the book cover topics such as state management, design patterns, internationalization support, multi-client design, Java database connectivity. At all possible places Jayson and Kevin try to share the millions of little things, both in the specs and not, that they have learned from being long-time Servlet and JSP developers.

If you are a new user this book is for you. It starts from the basics and covers everything up to the most advanced topics. If you are an experienced developer this book provides a reference for the Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0, and JSTL 1.0 specifications and a good discussion of advanced design paterns and problem solving techniques. If you are management you are advised to buy multiple copies, this is a book which will be permanetly borrowed by employees.

About the Authors

Jayson Falkner is a J2EE developer from the US. He started developing with J2EE just before JSP 1.1 and Servlets 2.2 was released and has been focusing on the technologies since. Jayson is best known as the Webmaster of JSP Insider, http://, and for asking far too many questions in the popular Servlet and JSP forums. Jayson has worked on numerous JSP titles and is constantly present at the popular Java conferences. Jayson participated on the JSR 152 expert group, JSP 2.0, and helped with the Tomcat 5 reference implementation.

Jayson prefers to think of himself as a tax-dodging student, who is currently working on a PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan; however, he also works professionally as a J2EE consult with Amberjack Software LLC. Open-source software and free Java development are Jayson s specialties. You can thank (or complain) to Jayson for dictating the use of Mozilla and Tomcat with this book.

You can get in touch with Jayson by sending an email to [email protected].

Kevin Jones is a long time Java developer and Educator, having been involved in the training industry for the last twelve years. For the last eight years Kevin has been involved in writing and delivering Java training and in consultancy on various Java projects, and for the last four years has concentrated on J2EE and specifically Web technologies.

Kevin spoke at JavaOne in 2000 and was invited to become a member of JSR 53, the Java Servlet 2.3 and JavaServer Pages 1.2 Specifications and also JSR 52 A Standard Tag Library for JavaServer Pages . Since then Kevin has successfully spoken at two JavaOne in 2001 and 2002 as well as participating in JSR 154 (Servlets 2.4) and, like Jayson, in JSR 152.

Kevin is responsible for the Java curriculum at DevelopMentor where he teaches the Essential Java Web Development class, which covers much of the material in this book, alongside many other Java classes.

You can reach Kevin at [email protected] or through his Web site at

11 May 2006

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