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02-18-2003, 11:43 AM

Having just failed to convince the powers that be of the (obvious ;) ) superiority of .NET over J2EE, I have to learn JSP. Quickly.

I'm an ASP developer, and know next to nothing about Java. What's a bean? What's a servlet? What, to put it into perspective, is a class?

Obviously, I'm gonna get at least some training. And a book. A really big book, that I can hide under if I become alarmed. And I know I'm not going to learn it in two weeks. But I'd really appreciate advice from anyone who's gone from ASP to JSP; syntax differences, architecture differences, examples of different approaches to the same basic tasks, places to begin looking at things I should be looking at.


03-05-2003, 11:05 AM
go here http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/download.html

also a good range of books out by Sun Microsystems Press

also a good standalone server (i.e Apache not req'd to run it) for jsp is Tomcat, an apache plugin (also at above link)

can also run on windoze :D

dont know asp, so i can only offer jsp advice not asp :(