Posted by simongbrown
on August 6, 2003 at 8:09 AM PDT
Professional JSP, 3rd Edition is nearing completion and covers lots of the new JSP 2.0 features that will make building JSP-based web applications much easier.
Well ... it looks like our work on Professional JSP, 3rd Edition (previously titled Professional JSP 2.0, and now to be published by Apress ) is almost at an end. It's currently slated for a September release and Amazon is now listing it , albeit with an incorrect authors list. I imagine that Sam , Dave , Matt and the other authors are looking forward to this being released as much as I am.
If you've not seen it, the JSP 2.0 specification provides some great new features that I think will really change the way that JSP-based web applications are developed in the future. Finally we have a native JSP expression language and this makes building templated pages much easier, without leaving the JSP environment. Another big improvement is the introduction of tag files and simple tags. These are both ways to easily build custom tags with JSP syntax or Java code respectively. Here's an early excerpt from one of my chapters back when in the days when it was going to be published by Wrox. There's some great new stuff coming our way and I can't wait for Tomcat 5 to become rolled out and production ready.