CSAJSP

Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages

First Edition

ISBN 0-13-089340-4

This page describes the older first edition of the book. For more up-to-date info, please see Core Servlets & JSP, Second Edition.

"The book you choose can determine your success as a Java Developer. I found 'Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages' to be the cornerstone book to launch my career as a Java Developer. [...] The last time I checked, Amazon had this book as the number one seller among Java books. Need I say more? Get the book."


Awards received in December 2001:

  • Rated by amazon.com as one of the best five computer programming books of 2001.
  • Rated by fatbrain.com as one of the best Computer and Internet books of 2001.
  • Finished in the top 10 on amazon.com's computer books best-seller list for 2001 (despite the highest sales coming at the end of 2000).

This book from Sun Microsystems Press and Prentice Hall provides the definitive reference for the latest J2EE standards: servlets 2.2 (including complete coverage of HTTP 1.1 and its use in servlets) and JSP 1.1 (including writing custom JSP tag libraries and integrating servlets and JSP). The book includes hundreds of completely portable, fully documented, industrial-strength examples (all of which are available on-line for unrestricted use) as well as setup and configuration details for three top servlet/JSP engines, including Apache Tomcat. It is divided into three parts: servlets 2.2, JSP 1.1, and supporting technologies (HTML forms, applets as servlet front ends, JDBC).

Some reader comments:

  • "The book you choose can determine your success as a Java Developer. I found 'Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages' to be the cornerstone book to launch my career as a Java Developer. [...] The last time I checked, Amazon had this book as the number one seller among Java books. Need I say more? Get the book."
  • "This is such a great book, that its difficult to speak highly enough of it. Not only is it a great book for the subject area that it covers - it also should be used as a textbook for other editors, writers and publishing houses on how to put together a good technology book."
  • "It is not too much to say that it's the best book I've ever read with regards to a technology I am interested in."
  • "This book is hot, very hot and well worth every single penny you may want to spend on it plus a whole hill of beans more."
  • "An awesome book written by an extraordinary man."
  • "Forget the rest - buy the best - and this is the book."
  • "An awesome book on servlets and JSPs"

The book has been very well received since its introduction at the end of May 2000:

  • Picked by Richard Dragan, amazon.com's Computer Books Editor, as one of the top ten programming books of the year.
  • As of 5/01, five months and counting as the top-selling Java book at amazon.com
  • Ranked in the top ten best-selling computer books (and top two best-selling Java books) at Borders stores nationwide
  • Enjoyed more than two months as the overall #1 bestseller at fatbrain.com
  • Consistently appearing in the top 100 on amazon.com's overall bestseller list (high rank of 37)
  • Ranked in the top ten best-selling computer books at amazon
  • Listed by Microsoft (we kid you not) as one of the top ten developer books.