Introduction to Apache Struts 2

Apache Struts Training

The Introduction to Apache Struts 2 training course explores the leading MVC web development framework for Java (Model-View-Controller web development framework for Java). The Apache Struts training focuses on core struts concepts, and then quickly moves into advanced concepts, like bindings and validations. Our Apache Struts training concludes with a competitive survey of other MVC-based frameworks like JSF (JavaServer Faces framework), Spring MVC, and Wicket.

The Introduction to Apache Struts 2 course assumes students are competent in Java web development using JSP and JavaBeans.

This course assumes you’re familiar with both HTML and basic Java web development.

Course Summary

Learn how to build web applications using Apache Struts 2.
Experienced Java web developers needing to adopt Struts within their web application.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

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3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe the motivations for using a model-view-controller framework such as Apache Struts
  • Identify and implement key Struts MVC elements
  • Create a Apache Struts based web application from scratch
  • Migrate a simple JSP / JavaBeans application to Apache Struts
Introduction to Apache Struts 2 is part of the Apache Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to Apache Struts 2 training course you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Apache Struts2
    • What is Apache Struts?
    • History of Struts
    • Key Struts components
    • Installing Struts
    • Configuring your IDE and App server to leverage struts
    • Migrating from Struts classic to Struts 2

  • Introduction to the Model-View-Controller design pattern
    • Understanding MVC and significance on web development
    • Defining a View
    • Implementing a Model
    • Tying the View and Model together with a Controller
    • Understanding how Struts and MVC relate

  • Building a simple struts app
    • Convention over configuration
    • Auto-wiring v. Struts-config.xml
    • Key struts tag libraries
    • Building a simple struts MVC app
  • Core Struts Controller concepts
    • Working with Actions
    • Workflows and interceptors
    • Data conversion and validation
  • Building Struts views
    • Core view tags
    • Control and data tags
    • Other view related tag options
    • Working with UI components and templates
    • Understanding the Struts UI components, tag library, and themes

  • Working with Struts Models
    • Handling form Results, Data validation, and type conversion
    • Using build int convertors and validators
    • Custom validators
    • Integrating Models with JDBC & JPA

  • Pulling it all together
    • Internationalizing Struts applications
    • Working with Struts 2 in an Web 2.0 application
    • Best practices
  • Q/A

Meet Your Instructor

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Kelby Zorgdrager

Kelby Zorgdrager’s expertise in Java, Open Source, and software development have allowed him to be a guest speaker at JavaOne, Java University, Comdex, IEEE Software Conference, and the Colorado Software Summit.

Kelby has also served as a guest author for both IBM and Sun/Oracle’s developer sites. Furthering his passion to help people learn, Kelby served as a technical editor for the bestselling book, Advanced Java: How to Program,...

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Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Anil is a seasoned software engineer with over 16 years of Java development experience.

Anil started his career as a Unix programmer, slinging C-code, writing shell scripts, and teaching others how to use Unix back when Unix was still a toddler. Anil’s expertise in Unix, C, and C++ allowed him to become a member of Technical Staff at ATT / Bell labs. During his tenure at Bell Labs, Anil led the creation of software tools that simulated network traffic, in particular, cellular...

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Rich is a full-stack generalist with a deep and wide background in architecture, development and maintenance of web-scale, mission-critical custom applications, and building / leading extraordinary technology teams.

He has spent about equal thirds of his two decade career in the Fortune 500, government, and start-up arenas, where he’s served as everything from the trench-level core developer to VP of Engineering. He currently spends the majority of his time sharing his knowledge about Amazon Web...

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Sujee has been developing software for 15 years. In the last few years he has been consulting and teaching Hadoop, NOSQL and Cloud technologies.
Sujee stays active in Hadoop / Open Source community. He runs a developer focused meetup and Hadoop hackathons called ‘Big Data Gurus’. He has presented at variety of meetups.
Sujee contributes to Hadoop project and other open source projects. He writes about Hadoop and other technologies...

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