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From William T Hansley <>
Subject Re: Struts boooks: remommendations?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2004 15:02:18 GMT
I second this comment. The Cavaness It's not bad as a intermediate- to 
advanced-level book, but I tried to learn from this one first and found it 
next to impossible. The examples are few and far between, and not 
explained from the basics up. They seem to assume some knowledge. And 
there's no examples or references for the tag libraries, and some of the 
tag concepts, especially when you're first learning, are 
next-to-impossible to glean from context.

My two favorites for learning Struts were "Mastering Jakarta Struts" by 
Goodwill (Wiley published), and "Struts Kickstart" by Turner and Bedell 
(Sams published). Between these two, I took off running and got my first 
app done.

Take care!

Jan Normann Nielsen <>
04/01/2004 09:48 AM
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        Subject:        Re: Struts boooks: remommendations?

Rick Reumann wrote:

>    I think "Programming Jakarta Struts" by 
>    Chuck Cavaness is a bit better for a beginner.
I personally don't like this book. I think the Struts tag libraries are 
poorly documented (and differences for 1.0 which I'm using are not 
described) in this book and has few if no examples of usage. You are 
better off reading the online documentation. Just my €2.

Best regards,
Jan Nielsen

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