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Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7 by David R. Heffelfinger

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Chapter 3. Enhancing JSP Functionality with JSTL and Custom Tags

In the previous chapter, we covered how to write applications using Servlets and JSPs using NetBeans. In this chapter we will see how NetBeans allows us to easily use the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) to build JSPs that are readable and maintainable, by relying less on JSP scriptlets.

The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • NetBeans support for Core JSTL tags that, among other things, allows to implement conditional logic and loops in JSPs without resorting to scriptlets
  • NetBeans support for SQL JSTL tags that allow us to insert, retrieve, or update data in a relational database
  • Using NetBeans to create JSP tags that can help us create more maintainable JSPs by abstracting common ...

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