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As the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform has grown and spread (until it seems like it's now everywhere!), one of the
As JSP has matured and developers have become more
Framework usage is taking off. Browsing the Google Web directory to the category Computers > Programming > Languages > Java > Server-Side > Libraries and Frameworks now lists almost 20 options for Web application frameworks!
Struts, from the Apache Jakarta project, is the king of these frameworks. It's arguably the best and most widely used framework of all. A groundswell is building behind it. The authors believe that soon a large percentage of all Web-based development done with JSP will use Struts.
And for good reason: Being the flagship framework from the Apache Jakarta project
If you've chosen this book, congratulations again on a great choice! The authors are highly experienced developers who took it upon