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Jakarta Struts For Dummies®

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5957-0
408 pages
April 2004
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As a Web developer, you’ve probably heard a lot about Jakarta Struts, the popular open source framework for creating Web applications in Java. Struts is the de facto standard for Java-based Web applications; in fact, some people consider it the yardstick by which all other Web application frameworks are measured.

The Struts framework is based on a classic Model-View-Controller (MVC) design paradigm that combines Java servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP), custom tags, and message resources into a unified framework. Jakarta Struts For Dummies will get you up and running with Struts in a hurry, so you can

  • Control the business logic of your applications
  • Design the view for JavaServer Pages
  • Validate data
  • Use tiles to dynamically create pages
  • Secure and troubleshoot your applications, and more

Jakarta Struts saves you coding time and helps you create an extensible development environment. Jakarta Struts For Dummies provides the information you need when you need it, and even lets you get your feet wet right away by creating a special “jump start” application in Part I. Jakarta Struts For Dummies helps you

  • Understand and apply the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern
  • Integrate Struts into a Web application environment
  • Use tag libraries to simplify your JSP pages
  • Maintain control with effective security features
  • Internationalize Web applications with a feature that creates easy-to-update text content, so international viewers can see pages in their own languages
  • Represent all types of data, from one or two items to a huge and complex database
  • Extend Jakarta’s functionality with plug-ins
  • Use logging to help you troubleshoot an application

Loaded with tips, examples, and explanatory sidebars, this plain-English guide to Jakarta Struts will have you creating Web applications with Struts before you can say “Java”.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting to Know Jakarta Struts.

Chapter 1: Starting with the Basics.

Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork.

Chapter 3: Creating a Simple Web Application with Struts.

Part II: Starting from the Core.

Chapter 4: Controlling with the Controller.

Chapter 5: Creating the Model.

Chapter 6: Designing the View.

Chapter 7: Setting the Configuration.

Part III: Expanding Your Development Options.

Chapter 8: Exceptions to the Rule.

Chapter 9: Getting Friendly with Plug-ins.

Chapter 10: Getting a Helping Hand with Tag Libraries.

Chapter 11: Working with Page Composition Techniques.

Chapter 12: Securing Your Application.

Part IV: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 13: Logging Your Actions.

Chapter 14: Creating the MusicCollection.com Application.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Helpful Extensions to Struts.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Find More Information.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Struts-EL and JSTL Tag Library Syntax.

Appendix B: Glossary.


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Author Information

Mike Robinson has been working in the computing field since, well, when minicomputers were popular. He has a master’s degree in computer science and has been an independent Java developer specializing in interactive Web applications since 1998. Mike is an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. If he had any spare time, he would probably spend it hiking.

Ellen Finkelstein is the author of numerous best-selling computer books on AutoCAD, PowerPoint, Flash, and most recently OpenOffice.org. She writes regular articles on AutoCAD and PowerPoint in magazines, e-zines, and for Web sites. She is an adjunct Instructor of Management, teaching e-business courses to M.B.A. students. She writes at home so that she can take the bread out of the oven on time.

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Here you will find example applications from Chapters 3,5,6,9,11, and 14. Each application is zipped and includes all files necessary to run the application (source code, library files, JSP files, property files, ancillary files, a project file for Eclipse, and SQL code for creating the example databases in MySQL).

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