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Practical Apache Struts 2 Web 2.0 Projects

By Ian Roughley

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Apache Struts has long provided Java developers with a powerful framework for building extensible, maintainable web applications. Practical Apache Struts 2 Web 2.0 Projects shows you how to capitalize upon features added with version 2 of Apache Struts.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-903-7
  • 338 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Apache Struts has long provided Java developers with a powerful framework for building extensible, maintainable web applications. Yet the version 2 release takes developers’ capabilities to the next level, having integrated Ajax support, the ability to easily integration with the Spring framework, and the ability to take full advantage of POJOs. Practical Apache Struts 2 Web 2.0 Projects shows you how to capitalize upon these features to build next–generation web applications that both enthrall and empower your users.

  • Gain an in–depth understanding of the Struts framework, with special attention paid to key version 2 features
  • Learn how to take advantage of Web 2.0 concepts alongside Struts 2 to build next–generation web sites
  • Follow along with the introduction of important concepts and development techniques by way of a web site project closely resembling what you might encounter in any enterprise environment

What you’ll learn

  • Build a practical Struts 2 Web 2.0–enabled application project from the ground up
  • Enable participation by manipulating data
  • Share data by implementing powerful search utilities
  • Syndicate web content created using RSS and REST
  • Discover advanced features available in Struts 2 web framework
  • Integrate Ajax frameworks to produce user–friendly, responsive interfaces
  • Integrate and use Struts 2 with other frameworks such as Spring to form a broader enterprise Java application stack

Who this book is for

Developers who want a hands–on practical book demonstrating how Web 2.0 features are implemented in Struts 2. The audience could range from beginner to advanced, as the configuration and basic framework usage will be explained, as well as the advanced extension features. The book would also appeal to developers who wish to understand the Web 2.0 development paradigm from an implementation standpoint.

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