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ONJava Newsletter for 11/14/2002

Dear Reader,

Apache Jakarta Struts has proven to be a solid framework that can be used on systems of all sizes. This week on ONJava.com, JSP and Servlets columnist Sue Spielman offers part two in her two-part series on what's new with Jakarta Struts v1.1. She covers integration of the Apache Jakarta common libraries and its multiple application support. In beta 2 at the time of this article's writing, Struts will soon be in final release but there is no reason why you can't start using it today. In fact, there are many reasons why you should.

Also this week, ONJava EJB columnist Emmanuel Proulx returns with part 3 in his series on EJB inheritance. Part 1 dealt with inheritance and entity beans and part 2 focused on table mapping. However, inheritance is not only for entity beans. Session beans may also take advantage of inheritance. In part 3, Emmanel shows you how to do session bean inheritance. He wants to make sure people have the right technique even though this technique may seem obvious. Secondly, he talks about the importance of factories when dealing with inheritance.

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And to top off this week, ONJava.com hosts the first in a series of book excerpts on using tiles from "Programming Jakarta Struts." In this excerpt, learn to use tiles and understand templates. Specific focus is on templates using a sample storefront application.

Talk to you again next week.

Steve Anglin
O'Reilly Network Java Editor

This Week's Featured Articles

Learning the New Jakarta Struts 1.1, Part 2
Part 2 of Sue Spielmann's article on Struts 1.1 covers nested tag libraries, the Validator framework, the PlugIn API and declarative exception handling.

EJB 2.1 Inheritance, Part 3
Session beans can take advantage of inheritance, just like entity beans. Indeed, implementing session bean inheritance is nowhere nearly as hard as with entity beans. Part 3 of this series shows the proper technique for implementing inheritance in session beans and addresses the use of factories.

Programming Jakarta Struts: Using Tiles, Part 1
In part one in this series of book excerpts on using tiles from "Programming Jakarta Struts," learn about how to use tiles and understand templates.

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