Good start and Further road map to learn JSP

Posted on 2006-06-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Hi Guys,
A company says they require strong JSP skills.....Now please lemme know what should i know. Please describe in a very detail format. I mean what basic fundamentals (what topics?) intermediate (what topics?) and advanced (What topics?) topics should i know in order work for them?

Question by:jagadeesh_motamarri
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I think the easiest way to learn JSP is to install Tomcat on your desktop.  See   
What version of java are you using ? It will determine which version of Tomcat you will use.  Once you have a local Tomcat you can run its JSP examples and start playing with  JSP code. You can start with a simple page. When you change the code then you just refresh the page in your browser to see the result. This is an easy way to learn.  There is a lot of info on the web .  Look at      ( look at chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
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Thankz for a quick response.

Well i'm not looking for the combinations of what to use or how to or i'm not looking for the resources.

I need a study road map for JSP from basic fundamentals to Advanced Topics and don't worry about the resources i've them in plenty.

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suprapto45 earned 200 total points
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You may be interested to learn Scriptlet (Java within the JSP) then later on move to the JSTL as a replacement of the Scriptlet. For the advanced, I think that you need to learn about encoding, custom tag and etc. However, in my opinion, require a strong JSP skills also means having a strong Java skills.

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rrz earned 300 total points
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>I need a study road map  
I am not sure exactly what to tell you. You could just start reading the links I posted above here.  JSP is a technologyfor developing web pages that include dynamic content. So, if you already know java then you should start to learn the various JSP elements that allow the server to insert dynamic content into a web page.  I guess you should start with scripting elements.
    // this a scriptlet
<%="This is a expession."%> If you are using JSP 2.0, then  you can use  ${"This is an EL expression."}
and an declaration example  is  
<%@ page import="java.util.*"%>  
Is this the approach you are looking for ?
You can take any road you want to take. Learn how to use javabeans, action elements, tag files, tag libraries, JSTL.  Its all there in the tutorial linked above. I really like  Hans Bergsten book  "Java Server Pages"  (3rd edition).
Please tell us which direction you want to go.      rrz

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