Online JSP Resources
Our first day of JSP work will end by taking a look at some of the resources available to you online. These resources are available for free, and they're there to augment your JSP arsenal. Let's start with JSP itself:
http://java.sun.com/products/jspJSP's official home page.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/product.htmlA useful overview of JSP from Sun.
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Programming/jsp/A technical overview of JSP from Sun.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/faq.html#techfaqThe official JSP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/tags/12/syntaxref12.htmlThe JSP syntax guide online.
http://archives.java.sun.com/archives/jsp-interest.htmlAn interactive JSP mailing list.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/technical.htmlTechnical pages and documentation on JSP.
http://java.sun.com/webservices/docs/ea1/tutorial/doc/JSPTags.htmlCreating custom tags in JSP.
http://www.jspinsider.com/index.viewYou'll find lots of JSP resources here.
Here's a starter list of online JSP tutorials:
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/docs.htmlSun's QuickStart guides to JSP; a good tutorial.
http://java.sun.com/webservices/docs/ea2/tutorial/doc/JSPIntro.htmlA Sun JSP tutorial.
http://www.apl.jhu.edu/~hall/java/Servlet-Tutorial/A tutorial on servlets and JSP.
http://www.jsptut.com/A JSP tutorial site.
http://www.jspinsider.com/content/rcarnes/jspb_intro.viewThe JSP Insider's tutorial.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/tutorial/TagLibrariesTOC.htmlA tag library tutorial.
And here are some JSP tools available online (note that they're not necessarily free, however) :
http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/Apache's online performance meter, which can help test JSP performance.
http://www.macromedia.com/software/ultradev/An authoring environment for JSP applications.
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/studio/IBM's WebSphere Studio, which lets you create JSP applications.
Even though you can also find Java 1.4 documentation online or download it, here are a few good URLs to know:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/The Java 1.4 home page.
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/docs/index.htmlThe online Java 1.4 documentation.
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.htmlDownloadable Java documentation.
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.0-doc/servletapi/index.htmlServlet and JSP Java object documentation; a good one to have. These are also installed with Tomcat on your hard disktake a look at jakarta-tomcat-4.0.3\webapps\tomcat-docs\servletapi\index.html.
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/index.htmlA Java tutorial from Sun.
There's also some Tomcat documentation available:
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/The Tomcat home page.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/tomcat/Sun's page on Tomcat.
http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/tomcat/faq.htmlThe Tomcat FAQ.
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.0-doc/index.htmlThe Tomcat documentation online. Also installed on your hard disk when you install Tomcat; take a look at jakarta-tomcat-4.0.3\webapps\tomcat-docs index.html.
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.0-doc/RUNNING.txtThe running.txt document that covers how to run Tomcat. Also included in the Tomcat download.
As you can see, there are a great number of online resources available on JSPtake a look!
No JSP groups have appeared on Usenet (yet). Even so, the comp.lang.java groups (like comp.lang.java.help, comp.lang.java.databases, and so on) can offer a lot of Java help.