Programming Jakarta Struts, 2/e

Chuck Cavaness

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-07-01
  • 售價: $1,440
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,368
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 550
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596006519
  • ISBN-13: 9780596006518

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While the look and feel of an enterprise web application is certainly important, developers usually find themselves spending far too much time on the front-end presentation before they can get to coding the good stuff--the business logic at the heart of the program. Jakarta Struts addresses this issue by combining Java Servlets, Java ServerPages (JSP), custom tags, and messaging resources (like Java Message Service) into a unified, re-usable framework. The result is a cooperative, synergistic platform that's efficient and suitable for independent developers, large development teams, and everyone in between.

The Struts Framework has become a highly popular open source project, but there's still woefully little documentation on the technology. What does exist is far too basic and lacks critical information for developers like you writing today's complex web applications.

The revised and expanded Programming Jakarta Struts, 2nd Edition covers everything the successful earlier edition did--including an overview of the concepts involved in writing web applications; installation and configuration instructions for getting Struts up and running; a thorough discussion of how Struts implements the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design paradigm (known as the Model 2 approach) and how to interface with that pattern in your own applications; Logging, Validation, and Exception Handling with Struts; using Tiles; writing internationalization and localization code using Struts; and practical, real-world best practices for web applications--as well as plenty more: now fully up to date with Struts 1.1, this edition covers the latest material on tag libraries and the new JavaServerFaces (JSF) APIs and even includes all-new chapters on JSF, JSTL/EL, and security.

With each enterprise system he s developed, author Chuck Cavaness has spent many grueling hours learning invaluable lessons about Struts and figuring out the dos and the don'ts of building web applications. He saves you time and headaches by sharing that invaluable real-world experience here, with his realistic, practical, here's how to do it approach to using the Struts Framework to its fullest potential.

 

Table of Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
     A Brief History of the Web
     What Are Java Servlets?
     JavaServer Pages
     JSP Model 1 and Model 2 Architectures
     Why Is Model-View-Controller So Important?
     What Is a Framework?
     Alternatives to Struts

2. Inside the Web Tier
     An Architecture Overview
     The HTTP Request/Response Phase
     Struts and Scope
     Using URL Parameters
     Forward Versus Redirect

3. Overview of the Struts Framework
     A Banking Account Example
     Looking at the Big Picture
     Struts Controller Components
     Struts Model Components
     Struts View Components
     Multiple Application Support
     Summary

4. Configuring Struts Applications
     The Storefront Application
     What Is a Web Application?
     The Web Application Directory Structure
     The Web Application Deployment Descriptor
     Configuring the web.xml File for Struts
     The Struts Configuration File
     The Digester Component
     The Struts Console Tool
     Reloading the Configuration Files

5. Struts Controller Components
     The Controller Mechanism
     The Utilities Classes

6. Struts Model Components
     The "M" in MVC
     What Is a Business Object?
     Persistence
     What Does Struts Offer for the Model?

7. Struts View Components
     What Is a View?
     What Are ActionForms?
     Using ActionErrors
     Performing Presentation Validation
     Using the DynaActionForm Class
     Looking Ahead to JavaServer Faces

8. JSP Custom Tag Libraries
     Custom Tags Overview
     Tag Libraries Included with Struts
     Using JavaBeans with Struts Tags
     Struts HTML Tags
     Logic Tags
     Bean Tags
     Nested Tags
     Other Useful Tag Libraries
     The JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)

9. Extending the Struts Framework
     What Are Extension Points?
     General Extension Points
     Controller Extension Points
     Extending View Components
     Downsides to Extending the Framework

10. Exception Handling
     Java Exception Handling
     Performance Impact of Exception Handling
     System Versus Application Exceptions
     Using Chained Exceptions
     Exception Handling Provided by Struts
     Tying Up the Loose Ends
     Conclusion

11. The Validator Framework
     The Need for a Validation Framework
     Installing and Configuring the Validator
     Using an ActionForm with the Validator
     Creating Your Own Validation Rules
     The Validator and JSP Custom Tags
     Internationalizing the Validation
     Using the Validator Outside of Struts

12. Internationalization and Struts
     What Is Internationalization?
     Support for I18N in Java
     Internationalizing Your Struts Applications
     Exception Handling and Internationalization

13. Struts and Enterprise JavaBeans
     Implementing the Storefront Service Using EJB
     Interfacing Struts to EJB
     Conclusion

14. Using Tiles
     Understanding Templates
     Installing and Configuring Tiles
     Using Tiles
     The Tiles Tag Library
     Using Definitions
     Internationalization Support with Tiles

15. Logging in a Struts Application
     Logging in a Web Application
     Using the Servlet Container for Logging
     Jakarta Commons Logging
     Using the log4j Package
     Using Commons Logging in JSP Pages
     The Performance Impact of log4j
     Third-Party log4j Extensions
     Java 1.4 Logging API

16. Packaging Your Struts Application
     To Package or Not to Package
     Packaging the Application as a WAR File
     Building Your Struts Applications with Ant
     Creating an Automated Build Environment
     Restarting Your Server Remotely

17. Addressing Performance
     What Is Good Performance?
     Performance Versus Load Testing
     Performance- and Stress-Testing Tools
     Testing the Storefront Application
     Performance and Scalability Gotchas

18. JavaServer Faces
     Struts and JavaServer Faces
     Overview of JSF Architecture
     Installing and Running the Example Struts-Faces Application
     Converting Existing Struts Applications to JSF
     Further Reading

A. Changes Since Struts 1.0

B. Downloading and Installing Struts

C. Resources

Index