Item description for SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition: Java Web Component Developer Certification by Matthew Scarpino, Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia & Jacquelyn Carter...
Aimed at helping Java developers, Servlet/JSP developers, and J2EE developers pass the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (SCWCD 310-081), this study guide covers all aspects of the Servlet and JSP technology that Sun has determined necessary. This new edition adds aspects of servlet/JSP development, such as the Expression language, and updated materials of servlets with a particular focus on using filters to make request processing more efficient. Covering the reliance on the JSP Standard Template Library (JSTL) and its core, this guide allows JSP developers will be able to simplify their development process and remove Java-based scriptlets and expressions from their code. All applications in this book are designed to run on Apache's latest development server, Tomcat 5.0, and instructions on how to install this new edition and execute servlets and JSPs are included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7" Height: 9" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Manning Publications
ISBN 1932394389 ISBN13 9781932394382
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More About Matthew Scarpino, Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia & Jacquelyn Carter
Hanumant Deshmukh is a senior technical architect at Planet Pro, Inc., where he designs distributed applications for Planet Pro clients. He develops Java certification software for his company Enthuware.com and manages JDiscuss.com, a site for Java certification aspirants. He lives in Iselin, New Jersey. Jignesh Malavia is a senior technical architect at SourceCode, Inc., where he designs and develops distributed applications for SourceCode, Inc. clients. He is also actively involved with the projects at Enthuware.com and its affiliated site, JDiscuss.com. He lives in Ardsley, New York. Matthew Scarpino uses Eclipse to build editing software for reconfigurable computing and has submitted code for Eclipse's graphical library. He is the author of "SWT/JFace in Action," He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition: Java Web Component Developer Certification?
Good even for starters... Jan 10, 2007
This book has lot of examples in it which makes it easy for starters..
I'm glad I didn't write this book... Apr 9, 2006
This book is HORRIBLE. And this has nothing to do with taste or style or whatever... This is more of a fact than an opinion, as the errata list illustrates.
Apart from the numerous typos and errors (Search on `scwcd errata' on http://www.manning-sandbox.com/ - Literally every page has a typo or error), there are other reasons why I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this book. I'm even in great doubt if I'll ever buy a book from Manning (fortunately I didn't buy this one; it's my company's).
The web site (http://www.manning.com/deshmukh2/) claims that the book was completely updated and newly revised to be Servlet 2.4 / JSP 2.0 compliant. If a revised book contains 100+ (often serious and obvious) errors, please define `revised', Manning... Also the process of `upgrading' to Servlet 2.4 / JSP 2.0 has completely failed (old deployment descriptor DTDs and TLD DTDs are used, but there are many more examples).
The examples in the book are confusing because they do not merely illustrate what was explained in the text. Often they make assumptions that are based on facts that were nowhere mentioned in the text, or they illustrate a set of rules that can only be found in the Servlet / JSP specifications, but not in the book (especially in the chapter on EL (Expression Language)).
The only positive thing about this book (ehmmm... no, not about this book, but about trying to read this book) is that every so many minutes you're either completely confused, or you completely loose your confidence in the book, so that you're forced to read the official Servlet/JSP specification - which is of course the most reliable document you can use to prepare for the exam.
I passed the exam, but I only did because I spent more time reading the JSP specs than this book.
Great book - Help me pass with flying colours Mar 26, 2006
Concise and emphasize what is require for the exam.
Good basic reference book Dec 2, 2005
Its a good basic reference book but not sufficient for the certification exam. It lacks deep in EL, The Servlet Container Model, Secure Web Applications objetives, it do not describe the initialization process for filters, listeners and servlets. The exam contains detailed question for this concepts.
His authors forget include the Thread Safe servlets objetive. The web.xml example is not updated for all elements for the latest specification.
Don't buy if you want only one study guide.
Do not buy this book Oct 26, 2005
Having bought both O'Reilly's SCWCD exam study guide and this one (SCWCD study kit 2nd. ed) I can tell you this: There is not a single reason to buy this one!!
Think about this:
a) Deployment descriptors were not updated to reflect the new XML Schema document definition instead of Servlet 2.3's DTD reference. Although this is not crucial for successful web application deployment, it makes me think Manning didn't invest enough time/resources to release this 2nd. edition
b) As of the 9 chapters I have read, the authors do no more than describe (in a quite arid manner) Servlet API classes and methods, leaving out the rationale behind the API design and proper usage.
c) At the end of chapter 9, namely in the "Summary" section, you can read a reference to the following chapter dealing with the "development of thread-safe servlets". It is not possible as the following chapter is about JSPs and no threading issues are treated in chapter 10. This makes me think they did not revise nor update the whole of the book, as the back cover states.