April 4th, 2003, 11:27 AM
seeking JSP book rec
I'm new to java and JSP but have about 5 yrs experience with web development using perl (both cgi and mod_perl), php, oracle, mysql, and informix.
I've just been put on a JSP project and need to get up to speed relatively quickly. I've done some research and have seen these two books come up quite a bit:
- Web Dev w/JSP by Fields/Kolb
- Core Servlets and JSP by Hall
Would you recommend one over the other (or something else?). The knock I've seen against the Core book is that there is a follow-up "More" book instead of what was needed, a 2nd edition of the original book.
Thanks in advance for your help!
April 6th, 2003, 04:21 PM
I have read both the core books. The 'more' book has a lot of stuff added that may not have fit into first book, though it does repeat some things from the first book.
Honestly, it has been a while since I have read them, so I cannot say which would be better for a seasoned web developer but no java experience. I did think both books were good and off the top of my head I would probably say start with the Servlets and Jsp and not the more book.
As for the other one you mention, I have never read it. After reading only a few jsp books I have found most of my information on the internet in tutorials and articles. There are tons of good tutorials on Suns web site.
April 7th, 2003, 01:53 AM
i read the Core Servlets and JSP.. great book. You might find it a little redundant since u know the whole concepts of Web Programmings, and such.
I read it when i knew PHP and CFML, but didnt have much experience past the basic form processing and such.
It is actually available free online..
Read a lil see if it is of any use if so get it if u feel its a good reference.