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Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (Head First Series)

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Isn't it time you learned the latest (J2EE 1.4) versions of Servlets & JSPs? This book will get you wa
Paperback, 888 pages
Published August 30th 2004 by O'Reilly Media (first published 2004)
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It's not just about what you need to know about Servlets & JSP (especially when you want to pass the SCWCD exam) It's also about the way you do it. Head first provide a smart way to get into Servlets based on problems/solutions, so the reader can relate all the features he's got to learn to real world problems and can't forget about them.
I recommend to have a paperback version because it's like a notebook. Don't get tricked by the 900 pages, because it's full of stories, exercises and awesom
Fouad Al-malki
Dec 31, 2012 Fouad Al-malki rated it it was amazing
This is a must-read book for anyone new to JavaEE world! I had fun and I enjoyed reading it in about 3 months.
Jul 19, 2008 John rated it liked it
Recommends it for: nerds
Head first series is a fun approach at geeky manuals, easy to follow... this stuff is not easy, but necessary for java web development.
Felipe Reis
Feb 18, 2014 Felipe Reis rated it it was amazing
This book helped me pass the Java Web Developer exam.
Kosala Abayagunawardene
Passed the SCWCD exam because of this book. Thanks
Cristian Stan
Nov 21, 2016 Cristian Stan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: technical
I really did not think I would enjoy so much a technical book especially given the fact that I just wanted to check one or two chapters for some information. But the style of the writing so informal and funny but going in great technical detail captivated me and ended up reading most of the book which proven to be a good idea. I really like the feeling of going through an initiating journey with lots of martial arts references :).
Jun 02, 2008 Andrew rated it it was amazing
This book is the definitive guide to passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (SCWCD). I have yet to take the exam, but after reading through this book, I feel like I am completely prepared for it. It is written in a very laid back, comical way. There are tons of little illustrations that drive home the main points, and at the same time use humor to help you remember them.

There is a TON of information in this book, and it should be expected to take quite a bit of time to read thro
Jun 26, 2013 Ross rated it liked it
Still reading...

I was recommended to read this book for a certification I wish to take. Thus far, I have to say that I HATE the format of this book. Don't get me wrong, it has good information... but reading it is definitely a chore. I've read the SCJP 6 book by Sierra and Bates. While that was also pretty droll, it did prepare me for the exam of the same name fairly well. However, despite having a fair bit of hands on familiarity with both standard Java AND Servlets/JSP before beginning either
Russell Glasser
May 07, 2010 Russell Glasser is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I was actually kind of annoyed by the Head First series when I read one before (Head First Design patterns). However, this book has so far been exactly what I needed. I've been working with J2EE for a few years now, but I mostly had to follow the learn-by-doing method. Going back to the fundamentals, reading the rationale for WHY code gets written the way it is, has been really valuable to me.

The cartoons and kung fu references are still kind of childish and annoying, but for the most part the c
May 20, 2013 loïc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: study
3 stars... don't get me wrong it IS a good book: worthy of the praise that most head first books receive (it is an awesome series after all)...

so take all the good points other ppl already mentioned but two major cons:
-it is outdated (5 years is a long time)
-it would have been better if there was a shift from all the Sun exam stuff (which is a lot of syntax stuff: IRL does not matter that much with IDE correction for example) to the development of a webapp as one big example that continues throu
Mohammad Hossein
Oct 03, 2012 Mohammad Hossein rated it really liked it
As always and like all of Head First books, I've read, this book is awesome!

Fun & thus fast to read, the book walks you through a thorough tutorial on the promised API.

This is the first head first book I read and I learned Servlets & JSP production ready after finishig this book.

Only thing is, the book tries to teach you the Sun exam material. This focus makes some parts of the not useful for production. For example I have never used the Custom Tag Classes and as it says in the book, It'
Oct 07, 2012 Khaled rated it liked it
This is my first "Head First" book, and I have to say I'm impressed. It presents a new approach to learning. It is organized to make you feel as if you are studying with a friend not just reading a book. I must say that I have some previous background on the topic which may have helped me enjoy the experience, but nevertheless I guess this will not be my last book from this series. It is fun, organized, but lacks a complete example or project or some exercises to help you have hands on ...more
Russell Glasser
Feb 17, 2010 Russell Glasser rated it really liked it
I needed a thorough refresher on this topic because, while I've been working with Java Servers for a couple of years, I've mostly had to learn by example. Previously I've found the clip art, stories, and dialogues in the Head First series to be overly cute and a bit patronizing. That is still the case to an extent, but the conversational style in this case helped me keep up my interest. I learned some new stuff about security and filters, and feel like I have a better grip on the abstract ...more
Giuseppe Pizzimenti
completo nei contenuti e realizzato con il tipico stile visuale della serie "Head First" che ne rende veloce e piacevole l'assimilazione.. anche se , personalmente, lo trovo distraente in fase di consultazione specifica.. nei fatti, mentre lo trovo ottimo come strumento di studio, preferisco altri testi come riferimento (e solo per questo motivo non do il massimo dei voti)
May 09, 2013 AJ rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer-science
A great way to quickly learn a new topic. This book got right to the content and did so in a way that was engaging and effective. This book was great for filling in the holes I had in my understanding of Java WebApps.
Ammar Alrashed
Apr 15, 2011 Ammar Alrashed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned all about Servlets and JSP and all the tweaks and important details. Also, it gave a very good comparison with old web frameworks, it also tries to give the reader a good back ground in good application development arch.
Jun 22, 2012 Mrugen rated it really liked it
Great book for anyone who wants to start learning web based java technologies like JSP/Servlets. The book has a simple and easy take and a steady progression towards concepts , reducing the learning curve drastically.

Sridhar Jammalamadaka
Great book for learning Java EE. JSP and Servlets can be quite complex for beginners. This was not my first book for Java EE, but still enjoyed reading this book. I refer to this book for interviews.
Ahmed Attyah
May 28, 2012 Ahmed Attyah rated it really liked it
Shelves: programming
a good book if you are preparing for SCWCD certification, but i recommend Murach's jsp & servlets if you are caring only about learning jsp & servlets
Jul 29, 2016 Dmitry rated it it was amazing
Ohh, it is fundamental book regarding the subject, a bit outdated, but still useful.
A lot if info-graphics are used to illustrate the material, it is really helpful.
Silviu Burcea
Jun 29, 2015 Silviu Burcea rated it it was amazing
The book is amazing, despite the fact that is a little bit outdated. I have learned a lot even with quite a lot of Servlets practice.
Danilo Mutti
Apr 07, 2013 Danilo Mutti rated it it was amazing
This was the only book I used during my preparations for the SCWCD certification test. Scored 93%!
Samar Reda
I liked the Servlets part but the JSP part wasnt good enough
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