[thelist] Learning JSP online or classes

Jono ox4dboy at comcast.net
Fri Nov 12 10:10:41 CST 2004

Thanks Hassan.  I am digging through  java.sun.com, and so far, it 
appears to be the only legitimate source for learning JSP.  I checked 
with the local Community College, and they do not offer JSP classes, 
mostly just Data Base stuff using MS products.

[Snip Author=Hassan]
"My initial recommendation would be to just install the latest 1.4.2 
JDK and Tomcat 5.0.28"

As of now, I have no idea what JDK and Tomcat are.  There is one guy 
where I work that does all of the JSP work for an intranet that we have 
built, so I am gearing my learning towards Intranet/CMS work.  I have a 
  foundation to build on here, I just need to get started, like you 

For something as complicated as JSP, I think a instructor-led class 
will be best.  I am looking through these:

If anyone has additional input, please say so.


On Nov 11, 2004, at 5:48 PM, Hassan Schroeder wrote:

> Jono wrote:
>> Does anyone have a recommendation for learning JSP by means of online 
>> classes?  Has anyone taken an online JSP class and found it to be 
>> helpful?
> I haven't taken any, but if classroom instruction suits your
> learning style, you should definitely pursue that. There must be
> plenty of colleges around with "continuing education" programs,
> or commercial training companies. Have you looked on java.sun.com
> for links to training? Or even call your local Sun office.
>> So, if your a JPS programmer, how did you learn?  Any insight, and/or 
>> recommendations are greatly appreciated.
> I just pick stuff up as I go, though I wouldn't claim that's always
> the best approach.
> My initial recommendation would be to just install the latest 1.4.2
> JDK and Tomcat 5.0.28 and start looking at the included examples.
> And get on the Tomcat-users mailing list. Moderately busy, and a lot
> of it won't make any sense at first, but it'll help :-)  I haven't
> run across any JSP/servlet-specific mailing lists, though there are
> various forums. Oh, and the jakarta-taglibs-users list is good, and
> taglibs are wonderful for getting usable apps out more quickly.
> Just try stuff and use Google -- you make a change in a JSP and oops,
> got an ohCrapWhatNowException? -- copy, paste, click, someone's almost
> certainly already been there and asked about it online :-)
> HTH!
> -- 
> Hassan Schroede

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