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No, it is not.
It is a web-based version of the Denny's DVD project I created for the book "SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition".
This is the start of something (hopefully) bigger: an extra chapter to my book.
A couple of years ago, I noticed a trend amongst those attempting the Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD) assignment. Many candidates were either planning on attempting the Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam once they had completed their SCJD assignment, or were taking a break during the SCJD assignment to study for the SCWCD.
I thought it might be cool to throw together a web application that is familiar to those who have read my book that just happens to demonstrate many of the items that SCWCD candidates need to study.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :-)
Seriously, as mentioned in the previous section, I wanted this web application to be familiar to those who have read my book. The interface shown above is almost identical to the interface that is developed in the book.
My plan is to write a single chapter that walks through as many of the SCWCD concepts as I can. However it will be a quick walk through, and basically will just show how the concept might be used in real life.
This chapter might be useful as additional material to be used in conjunction with one of the many great books that available.
I'm not planning on charging for this chapter. It is a little gift to those who read my book.
Patience young grasshopper. It has actually been more challenging for me to write a "vanilla" Servlet / JSP solution than I originally anticipated - too much time using toolkits. :-)
The purpose is to demonstrate the techniques needed to master the SCWCD exam. While Ajax would make this page more responsive, it has the danger of introducing extraneous code (including extra Servlets and JSPs) that might confuse the reader.
I will probably create an extra 2 versions of this project soon, one using plain Ajax, and another using one of the web toolkits to bring this page into Web 2.0 land.