FRAMEWORKS BOOK REVIEWS

1.Struts in Action)

Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)

By Ted N. Husted, Cedric Dumoulin, George Franciscus and David Winterfeldt
Publisher: Manning Publications 
Publication Date: December 2002

   "About the book" Struts solves the most common problems of web development. By basing your application on the Struts framework, you can reuse proven solutions and focus on what's unique to your own case. Struts is an open-source product distributed by the Apache Software Foundation. Struts in Action is a comprehensive introduction to the Struts framework. It covers initial design, data validation, database access, dynamic page assembly, localization, product configuration, and other important areas. It shows you how to use both JSP tags and Velocity templates. It carefully explains the Struts architecture and control flow, as well as how to extend framework classes. Differences between Struts 1.1 and Struts 1.0. are pointed out and a case-study illustrates the 1.0 to 1.1 transition. The book shows you dozens of proven design techniques, patterns, and strategies, many of them not found elsewhere..

2.The Struts framework

EJB Design Patterns: Advanced Patterns, Processes, and Idioms

By By Sue Spielman
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann 
Publication Date:October 2002

   "About the book"The Struts Framework: Practical Guide for Java Programmers meets the needs of this large audience--estimated today at 2.5 million Java programmers and growing. It provides the systematic exploration required by newcomers as well as the step-by-step instruction for more experienced readers eager to exploit Struts to the fullest. Devoted to the latest version of the framework (v. 1.1) and vividly illustrated with a thorough sample application throughout, this book is an essential resource for all programmers who want to be part of the next stage in the evolution of the web.