Art of Java Web Development - Struts, Tapestry, Commons, Velocity, JUnit, Axis, Cocoon, InternetBean

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Neal Ford "Art of Java Web Development - Struts, Tapestry, Commons, Velocity, JUnit, Axis, Cocoon, InternetBeans, Webwork"
Manning Publications Co.| ISBN: 1-932394-06-0| 2004 Year | PDF | 9.524 Mb | 627 Pages

In ancient China (approximately 500 B.C.), Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War. In it, he described the state of the art in warfare. The book took a universal approach, describing wide-ranging topics that related to one another only through how they applied to warfare. In 1961, Julia Child published the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In her book, she described the essentials of mastering French cooking. Her book covered an extensive array of topics, including both kitchen techniques and recipes. Both of these influential books offered a comprehensive look at the current thinking in their fields. Each covered a variety of topics, discussing specific techniques and underlying theories. They included concrete, practical advice, and they talked about the tools available to make the job of warfare (or cooking) easier. Art of Java Web Development strives for the same breadth and depth of coverage for web development in Java. It is not a random selection of topics. Rather, it encompasses topics that web developers must master to deliver state-of-the-art software. It also examines the evolution of the cutting edge in web development architecture and design, describes the best tools (or weapons) available to developers, and explains specific, practical techniques for improving your web applications. Most development books today fall into one of two categories: API or best practices. The API books focus on a single API, either from J2EE and Java or, for example, an open-source project. A perfect example is Manning’s excellent Struts in Action, by Ted Husted et al. It takes you through everything you need to know about how to use Struts. The best (or worst) practices books focus on individual topics, examining design patterns and coding samples that represent the best (or worst) ways to perform a certain task. Art of Java Web Development overlaps some of the topics from these other types of books, but it does so in a synergistic manner, discussing how all these pieces (and others) combine to create real-world web applications.