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J2EE engines and tutorials
2005-03-05 11:56:54 PM
I'm a ColdFusion developer who'd like to learn more about J2EE (servlets,
jsp, struts, jstl, Beans, *MP).
Working with CF, you get a lot of exposure to Macromedia's JRun.
But before I started working with JRun for J2EE stuff, I thought I'd find
out what the perception of it was in the market. (If you had any insights
into how well it scaled for multi-server environments, I'd appreciate
it...we're thinking about switching at work).
Basically I'm wondering which engine will make my resume look best and give
me the most complete exposure to the technology:
* JBoss' Hibernate seems like an interesting reason to try that platform,
for example, but I've also seen a lot of bad press about it.
* Tomcat seems to be very popular, but something I read made me think it
JUST does jsp/servlets, not Beans or *MP.
* BEA/IBM seem to be market leaders, but most of the coverage suggests
they're the worst performers (and I'm running this all on my Vaio-size
laptop). [They're also A LOT of money but at least they have generous 6-12
So what would you all recommend?
Also, what is the best guide for learning to write these things? There
seems to be A LOT of books on this (JSF, JSTL, Servlets, Beans). I worry
that Java will get creamed by .Net if they don't do something to streamline
the presenation. What's a good guide that takes you through the
technologies, their application, writing the components, deploying (web.xml,
application.xml, etc.), WAR vs. EAR, etc.?