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ST1000 Mastering Struts Developer's Workshop
Duration5 Days
Delivery MethodInstructor led, Hands-on Workshops
Public Price$2750.00

DESCRIPTION (Return to Top)

This intensive course will give you the skills to design and build scalable, secure, maintainable web applications. Throughout this training, you will be confronted with common web application design problems and given the tools you will need to solve them, such as J2EE design patterns. You will also be exposed to a range of J2EE and web technologies such as Servlets, JSPs, JNDI, Struts and XML, and advice on when and how to use them.

AUDIENCE (Return to Top)

This is an intermediate level programming course geared for experienced Java developers who want to use and leverage the struts framework to a foundation level to build and deploy robust web applications.

OBJECTIVES (Return to Top)

Working in a hands-on environment, under the guidance of our experienced subject matter experts, students will learn to:

  • Understand the problems with vanilla servlets/JSP, and the motivation for Struts
  • Understand MVC and the Struts architecture
  • Understand the Struts controller, Struts views, and Struts resource bundles
  • Create & configure applications using Struts
  • Define views, actions, and FormBeans
  • Use Struts for form processing
  • Use ActionMappings
  • Handle errors and debug Struts applications
  • Use the Bean, Logic, and HTML Custom Tag Libraries
  • Use the flow-of-control custom tags
  • Implement Internationalization
  • Use File Upload in Struts
  • Use DynaActionForms
  • Use the Validation Framework for Server Side validation
  • Use the Validation Framework for Client Side validation
  • Apply the Tiles Framework to your Struts application
  • Use Tiles XML layout definitions
  • Write Tiles Visual Components
  • Understand how to forward to Tiles definitions
  • Develop your own custom Tags
  • Extends the Struts Request Processor
  • Write Custom ActionMappings
  • Write Struts Plug-ins
  • Understand the new features in JSP 2.0
  • Configure JSP pages in the web.xml
  • Use the new ErrorData object in JSP 2.0
  • Apply the Expression Language outside of custom tags
  • Develop and use EL functions
  • Create Tag files
  • Use Tag files on JSP pages
  • Understand Tag variables and parameters
  • Use the JSTL Core library
  • Use the JSTL Formatting library
  • Use the JSTL SQL library
  • Use the JSTL XML library
  • Use JUnit and other automated testing practices in your development efforts (Optional)

TOPICS (Return to Top)
  • Getting Started with Struts
  • Your First Struts Application
  • Mapping the Model to the View
  • Uploading Files and I18N
  • Putting It All Together
  • Advanced Form Management
  • Working with Tiles
  • Developing Custom Tags
  • Extending Struts
  • Best Practices
  • Application Architecture
  • JSP 2.0
  • JSTL 1.1


Students should have at least six months prior Java development experience, including some experience using Server Side technologies (Servlets/JSPs).