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From "Steven J. Owens" <>
Subject Re: What is the best book about Servlets/Jsp?
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2003 18:50:19 GMT
On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 01:41:43PM -0500, Erik Price wrote:
> Mike Jackson wrote:

> >However I'll agree, I don't look at the books often, usually by this
> >point I go to the java docs.
> I'll second this, the javadocs are much quicker than going to a book now 
> that I know where to look for stuff.  The book was just a great way to 
> get the basics down.  And for clarification on some things I peruse the 
> spec, though I haven't had time to actually read it straight through.

     The javadocs are indispensable and what I use the majority of the
time, for reference.  Reading the specs can be really useful,
particularly the servlet spec (read the servlet spec *before* you read
the JSP spec), but if you're new to this stuff, you may want to get a
more gentle introduction.

     For further, detailed recommendations from me and some other
folks see the end of:

     You may also find the rest of the article useful, as it's a quick
and dirty overview of JSPs, servlets and EJBs.  It might give you
enough of the "lay of the land" to figure out where to start.

Steven J. Owens

"I'm going to make broad, sweeping generalizations and strong,
 declarative statements, because otherwise I'll be here all night and
 this document will be four times longer and much less fun to read.
 Take it all with a grain of salt." - Me at

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