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Isn't it time *you* learned the latest (J2EE 1.4) versions of Servlets and JSPs? This book will get you up to speed. You'll know Servlets and JSPs so well that you can pass the Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) 1.4 exam. Maybe you don't care about the exam, but need to use Servlets and JSPs in your next project. You're working on a deadline. You're over the legal limit for caffeine. You can't waste your time with a book that makes sense only AFTER you're an expert (or that puts you to sleep). No problem. Head First Servlets and JSP drives knowledge straight into your brain (without sharp instruments). You'll interact with servlets and JSPs in ways that help you learn quickly and deeply, and most important -- you'll be able to use what you learn. Find out why so many reviewers call it "a page-turner." We won't get you through the exam only to fall asleep, or forget everything the next day.
Learn how to write servlets and JSPs, what makes the Container tick (and what ticks it off), how to use the JSP Expression Language, what you should NOT write in a JSP, how to write deployment descriptors, secure applications, and even use some server-side design patterns. You won't just pass the exam, you will understand this stuff and be able to put it to work. This new exam is tough. Much tougher than the previous version of the SCWCD. We know -- *we created it*. (Not that it EVER occurred to us that if we made the exam really hard, you'd have to buy a study guide to pass it.) The least we could do is give you a stimulating, fun way to pass the thing. (If you're one of the thousands who used Head First EJB to pass the SCBCD exam, you know what to expect!)
Material presented in readable manner. Easy book to learn from.
Essential and relevant guide1/8/2007
An excellent book that proves to be an essential technical book and certification guide. The writing style makes it easy to skim through the pages rapidly, providing information which is to-the-point and relevant to the subject. The easy reading can make it a good reference book although it does tend to limit discussions to the objectives of the test, and cuts off unnecessary elaborations. The test questions at the end of each chapter serve to stretch your ability to learn and retain some of the intricate details covered in each section, and to prepare you for the challenging final test.