Saturday, February 25, 2006

Struts Survival Guide: Basics to Best Practices (J2ee Survival Series)

by Srikanth Shenoy, Nithin Mallya
The book is available at

Book Description
Struts is the most popular MVC framework used for J2EE web application development. This book covers the Struts architecture and basics such as data validation, tags and I18N.

In addition, it covers a lot of tips, strategies and best practices for Struts based application design and development, many of them not found elsewhere. It tells you how to fill the gaps in Struts and what features are important in J2EE projects.

The book provides a robust exception handling strategy that is production-ready. You will learn how to edit List based forms in Struts. You will also see how to use Paging framework with Struts and neat tricks. You will see when does customizing Struts really make sense in real projects.

What's inside
Struts basics - architecture, validation, tags, I18N
Best Practices for designing Action classes
Action chaining
Robust exception handling with Struts
Using Image buttons in Forms
List Forms
Paging libraries for Struts
Handling Duplicate Form submission in generic way
Customizing Struts

About the Author
Srikanth Shenoy specializes in the architecture, design, development, and deployment of large J2EE and EAI projects. He has helped clients in the manufacturing, logistics, and financial sectors to realize the Java's "write once, run anywhere" dream.

Nithin Mallya specializes in providing enterprise solutions for financial clients. He has built transaction intensive systems using various distributed object technologies.


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