Technical Users, Applications Programmers, and Systems Programmers
You already know Java, but need to use it to develop and maintain web applications. The Java Standard Edition (SE) is not enough. You need the Java Enterprise Edition (EE). You need to be able to write code that runs on a Java EE server like WebSphere. You need to know about server side web development using Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) as defined by the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) standard. You will learn about the packages, classes, interfaces, and methods necessary to create and use Servlets, in addition to the constructs, directives, and action tags necessary to create and use JavaServer Pages. Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture is addressed including RequestDispatcher, as well as storing session state and using filters. The information presented in the class can be applied to any Java EE Server environment. Apache Tomcat is used as the servlet container to during the course but WebSphere can also be supported by the lab exercises.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Create, deploy and execute Servlets and JSPs to implement web applications
- Identify and use classes and interfaces in the javax.servlet and javax.servlet.http packages
- Create and use sessions to share attributes between multiple client requests
- Forward and redirect client requests
- Create and deploy servlet filters
- Use JSP constructs to implement a web page
- Use JSP directives and action tags to implement a web page
- Use JSTL tags and the EL to better support JSP development
- Create a web application using MVC design pattern
Java training and/or experience with the Java Standard Edition (JSE) is required. Familiarity with basic HTML is helpful but not required. Some exposure to XML would also be helpful but is not required.