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Dave Newton, a Struts PMC member, has been a professional developer for over twenty years, getting his start in Lisp and Smalltalk development, moving on to a lengthy stint in embedded system, game, and device driver development, before (confusingly) finding himself writing Java-based web applications for a variety of clients.
He is a strong proponent of agile practices and tool creation and use, particularly in relationship to documentation generation and testing. He's a regular (if crabby) fixture on the Struts user mailing list, prodding people to read the documentation and think outside the box.
This book kept the attributes of a short book that I like since it's like the book was only 200 pages.
For someone who hasn't used Maven or Jetty, an appendix on how to use them to build and run the chapter examples would be important.
I would have preferred a detailed treatment on XML configuration as a foundation of my understanding of Struts 2.
Easy to understand, and it has a little of everything to start developing Strong Struts2 web Applications, even a little of JS it's on the list ;)Published 19 months ago by Armando Tavera Esquivel
Well I have seen Dave Newton actively participating in online forums assisting people who have queries on strut2. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Tony Shih