Practical Apache Struts 2 Web 2.0 Projects will be one of the first books to cover the agile, lightweight open source Apache Struts 2 Web Framework, an essentially new and improved Struts platform that should meet today's more agile Java development needs.
Apache Struts remains the most popular framework for building Java-driven web sites, despite continued challenges from competitive frameworks and APIs like JavaServer Faces (JSF), Wicket, Grails, and more. The new features incorporated into Struts 2 will help this powerful framework to maintain its #1 position for the foreseeable future.
Additionally, this book will be the only one with a practical, Web 2.0 projects-oriented approach, most useful to today's more common integrated Java Web application stack development covering both the Web and Presentation-tiers.
This book was written by Ian Roughley, a professional Struts developer and expert, who is one of the earliest adopters of Struts 2 in his everyday practice.