Re: [New to Java] Servlets vs JSP, Struts, etc.

Mark Space <>
Sun, 05 Nov 2006 18:58:45 GMT
Arnost Sobota wrote:

Hello World,

I intend to take up Java for Website development (so far I'm
ASP/VBScript, quite another world). First I have to learn Java.
My question is: is it realistic/advisable to write Web applications
directly in plain Java (ie: Servlets) or do you recommend using what I
understand to be higher-level languages (JSP, Struts, Tea, etc.)

I'm aware that the scope of my question is wide, but at this point I
have very little knowledge of the question so I'll greatly appreciate
your comments and guidance.


Hey Arnost,

I'm a bit newbie also. My answer would be that you need to learn both.

I think you should understand what goes on "under the hood" and learn
how to write everything in Java. But in a real production environment,
it's too much work. First learn Java. Then do a couple of basic web
apps in all Java/Servlets. Then see what JSP, Struts, EL, JSTL, tag
libraries, etc. can do for you. They are complementary technologies
with Servlets, really.

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