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Sams Teach Yourself JavaServer Pages™ 2.0 with Apache Tomcat in 24 Hours
By Mark Wutka, Alan Moffet, Kunal Mittal
 
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub Date: December 04, 2003
ISBN: 0-672-32597-7
Pages: 512


   Copyright
   About the Authors
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Introduction
      Who Should Read This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      In Every Hour
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Apache Tomcat
   Hour 1.  Getting Started with JavaServer Pages
      A "Hello World" JavaServer Page
      Using the <% %> Tags in a JavaServer Page
      Displaying a Value with <%= %>
      Inserting Comments
      Declaring Methods and Variables with <%! %>
      Handling Multiple Threads in a JSP
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 2.  JavaServer Pages Behind the Scenes
      Introducing Servlets
      A "Hello World" Servlet
      Using the invoker to Run a Servlet
      Packaging, Deploying, and Running a Servlet
      The Anatomy of a Servlet
      Sending a Response to the Browser
      The HttpServlet Class
      Choosing Between JavaServer Pages and Servlets
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 3.  Creating HTML Forms
      A Simple HTML Form
      Using the request Object
      Retrieving Form Variables in a Servlet
      Different Ways to Do Forms
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 4.  How the Browser Interacts with the Server
      The Hypertext Transfer Protocol
      Common Request Headers
      Common Response Headers
      The HTTP POST Command
      GET Versus POST
      HTTPS: Secure HTTP
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 5.  JSP and Servlet Lifecycles
      Servlet Lifecycle
      JavaServer Page Lifecycle
      Reloading Other Classes
      Application Lifecycle Events
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 6.  Looking Under the HoodóCore Servlet Components
      The ServletRequest Class
      The HttpServletRequest Class
      The ServletContext Class
      The ServletResponse Class
      The HttpServletResponse Class
      The ServletInputStream Class
      The ServletOutputStream Class
      The HttpSession Class
      The Cookie Class
      Creating a New Cookie
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 7.  Servlet Filters
      The Filter Interface
      An Example FilteróJSP/Servlet Timings
      An Example FilteróSession Logging
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 8.  Core JavaServer Page Components
      Built-in JSP Objects
      The JspWriter Class
      Working with the pageContext Object
      The JspEngineInfo Class
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 9.  JSP Directives
      An Overview of JSP Directives
      The page Directive
      The include Directive
      The taglib Directive
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 10.  Using JSP Standard Actions to Organize Your Web Application
      Including Other Files
      Forwarding to Another Page
      Passing Java Objects Between JSPs and Servlets
      Making Your Application More Modular
      Using an Applet in Your Form
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 11.  Debugging and Error Handling
      Why Debugging Is Tough
      Compile Versus Runtime Errors
      Using Log Files to Debug an Application
      Using a Debugger
      Error Handling
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 12.  Saving Data Between Requests
      Storing Data in Hidden Form Variables
      Storing Data in a session Object
      How Sessions Work
      Forcing a New Session
      Handling Session Termination
      Handling Sessions Without Cookies
      Storing Application-Wide Data
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 13.  More About Saving Data
      Using Sessions to Save Data in a Shopping Cart Application
      Storing Data in a Cookie
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 14.  Interacting with JavaBeans
      The jsp:useBean Action
      A Bean-Based Web Application
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 15.  The JSP Expression Language
      Basic Syntax
      Variables
      Literals and Operators
      Implicit Objects
      Functions
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 16.  Extending JSP with New Tags
      "Hello World" Tag
      Packaging and Installing a Tag
      Conditionally Including the Body of a Custom Tag
      Processing Body Content with a Custom Tag
      Handling Exceptions
      Accessing Tag Attributes
      Using Dynamic Attributes
      Adding Scripting Variables
      The JSP 2.0 SimpleTag Interface
      Tag FilesóTag Extensions Without Java
      Tag File Directives
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 17.  The JSP Standard Tag Library
      Installing and Using JSTL
      Core Tag Library
      Functions
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 18.  Working with Databases and JSTL Database Actions
      A Brief Overview of Databases
      What Is SQL?
      Getting Started with Cloudscape
      What Is JDBC?
      Using JDBC from JavaServer Pages and Servlets
      JSTL SQL Tag Library
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 19.  Creating an XML Application
      A "Hello World" XML Page
      A Few Simple Rules for XML
      Why Use XML with JSP and Servlets?
      XML Tag Library
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 20.  Building Web Applications with JavaServer Pages and Servlets
      Web Application Architecture
      The Model 1 and Model 2 Architectures
      Using Model-View-Controller in Your Web Applications
      Calling Multiple Controllers and Views
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 21.  Using Struts and JavaServer Faces
      An Overview of Struts
      Setting Up Struts
      An Overview of JavaServer Faces (JSF)
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 22.  Internationalization
      Setting the Page Encoding
      Detecting the Browser's Preferred Locale
      Using Locale-Based Text Formatters
      Using Resource Bundles in Web Pages
      The Format Tag Library
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 23.  Security
      Role-Based Security
      BASIC Authentication
      Creating a Custom Login Form
      Checking Security Roles Programmatically
      Using Client Certificates for Authentication
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Hour 24.  Performance
      Buffering Pages to Improve Performance
      Use Static Content Where Possible
      Caching Objects to Reduce Setup Time
      Choosing the Right Session Mechanism
      Precompiling JSPs
      Setting the JSP Reload Time
      Simple Java Optimizations
      Making JSPs and Servlets Thread-Safe
      Using Thread Pools
      Summary
      Q&A
      Workshop
   Appendix A.  Apache Tomcat
      Where to Get Tomcat
      Installing Tomcat on Windows
      Running Tomcat
      Tomcat Configuration
      Logging
      Setting the Classpath
      Authentication
      Tomcat Web Server Administration Tool
      Tomcat Manager
   Appendix B.  Packaging a Web Application
      A Simple WAR File Example
      Installing a WAR File Under Tomcat
      WAR Configuration Options
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