john at johnallsopp.co.uk wrote: > I think I'm about to embark on my first serious J2EE implementation. It's > not a huge project, but seems to warrant it. I've yet to find a project too small to make good use of JSP. > And if anyone has any J2EE online resources they'd like to share, now > seems like a good time for me to collect them :-) Embrace taglibs :-) Jakarta: <http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/index.html> JSTL: <http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/jstl/> Sign up for the taglibs-user at jakarta.apache.org mailing list, and bookmark the list archive. No matter what size project it is (or, more accurately, *starts as*) think MVC. Taglibs will help avoid the urge to embed markup in code. Never output HTML from a servlet. And read the Tomcat doc on containers and components -- <http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/config/index.html> The "container" aspect of servlet engines is extremely useful. You can declare resources, like a DataSource (db/login/password), for a context once and never have to specify it in any of your JSP pages. I even define things like the project's color scheme, so while I may use multiple style sheets, there's only *one* file to change when the customer decides *that* blue's a little too dark. FWIW! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.