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Introduction to Struts 1.2 Using RAD 7

 

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1. Overview of Web Applications
* Objectives
* Tiered Software Architecture
* Tiered Runtime Environment
* Tiered Architectures
* Presentation Layer
* Web Presentation Layer
* Business Logic Tier
* Tier Integration
* Java Web Applications
* Java Web Application Architecture
* J2EE Architecture
* Web Application Programming Model - MVC
* Model View Controller
* A Scenario of Using MVC

2. Introduction to Struts
* Objectives
* What is Struts?
* Why Struts?
* Struts Components
* The Controller Layer
* The View Layer
* The Form Bean
* A Simple Action
* Struts Configuration
* Define HelloAction
* Invoking HelloAction
* Finding Information About Struts

3. Struts Project Configuration
* Introduction
* Creating a Project
* Downloading Struts Distribution
* Struts Files
* The web.xml File
* Struts Configuration Basics
* Creating Sub-modules
* Implications of Sub-modules
* Advanced Sub-module Issues

4. Basic Struts Programming
* The Action Class
* Action Life Cycle
* The ActionServlet Class
* The execute() Method
* Registering an Action
* The ActionMapping Class
* Accessing User Input
* Form Bean
* Registering Form Bean
* Form Bean Life Cycle
* HTML Form Example
* Accessing User Input
* Bean Scope
* Invoking Business Logic
* Passing Data to Model
* Using Separate DTO Classes
* Controlling Page Flow
* Redirecting the Browser

5. Basic View Development
* Basic Form Validation
* Form Validation Pattern
* Validation Logic
* Validation Failure Scenario
* Example validate() Method
* Configure Validation
* Error Messages
* Show Error Messages
* Pre-fill Form Fields
* Basic Steps in Pre-filling
* Example Form
* Form Render Scenario
* Pre-filling After Form Validation Error
* Pre-filling an Editor Form
* Example Form Display Action
* Basic Input Fields

6. Struts Tag Libraries
* Struts Tag Libraries
* Commonality among the Struts Tags
* HTML Tags
* <html:form>
* <html:submit>
* <html:text>
* <html:password>
* <html:link>
* <html:errors>
* <html:messages>
* <html:messages>
* <html:multibox>
* <html:select>
* <html:options>
* Bean Tags
* <bean:define>
* <bean:define>...
* <bean:message>
* <bean:page>
* <bean:include>
* <bean:cookie>
* <bean:resource>
* <bean:write>
* <bean:header>
* <bean:parameter>
* Logic Tags
* Logic Tags functionality
* <logic:equal>
* <logic:greaterEqual> and <logic:lessEqual>
* <logic:lessThan> and <logic:notEqual>
* <logic:notEmpty>
* <logic:iterate>
* Summary

7. JSP Expression Language and Standard Tag Library
* Objectives
* JSP Expression Language (EL)
* Basic Usage
* Built-in Objects
* Working With Arrays and Maps
* Operators
* Full Example
* JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL 1.1)
* Basic Tags
* Condition Tags
* Interator Tags
* Internationalization (I18N)
* Setting Preferred Locale
* Specifying Resource Bundle
* Display Translated Text
* Display Number
* Display Date
* JDBC Tags
* Specify Data Source
* Performing a Query
* Display Result
* Pagination Example
* Summary

8. Advanced Programming
* Error Handling
* Application Error
* Role of the Action
* Role of the View
* Show Data in Error Message
* Declarative Exception Handling
* Syntax of Declarative Exception Handling
* HashMap Property
* Array Property
* Sub-beans
* Dynamic Form Bean
* Avoid JSP File Name in Links
* Link to a Forward

9. Struts Techniques
* Working With Check Boxes
* The reset() Scenario
* Example Check Box Handling
* Dynamic List Box
* Form Cancellation
* Prevent Duplicate Form Submission
* Multi-Page Flow
* Multi-Page Flow Approaches
* Basic Technique
* Example Action
* The Previous Button Handling
* Form Validation
* Preventing Action Proliferation
* DispatchAction Approach
* LookupDispatchAction Approach
* Uploading Files
* The FormFile Interface
* Saving File in Database

10. The Validator Package
* The Validator Package
* Enable the Package
* Validator Configuration Files
* A sample rule in the file validator-rules.xml
* validation.xml file
* Basic Configuration
* Rule Variables
* Error Message
* Common Validation Rules
* Basic Validation
* Range Check
* Length Check
* Special Types
* Advanced Rules
* Client Side Validation
* Writing Custom Validators
* Validator Class Example

11. Tiles Framework
* The Problem
* A Basic JSP Page
* Centralized Content
* Layout Using CSS2
* Dreamweaver Template
* Tiles Framework
* Template Mechanism
* Create the Template
* Create Individual Pages
* Configure Tiles
* Composite Pages
* Use the Pages
* Change Management
* Overriding Content
* Template as a Generic Container
* Specify the Module List
* Render the Module List from a Template
* Enable Tiles Framework