This book jumps to the "good stuff" from the outset, allowing students to quickly start writing real applications. It introduces readers to a 3-tiered, Model-View-Controller architecture by using Hibernate, JSPs, and Java Servlets. This book uses existing powerful technologies such as JSP, JavaBeans, Annotations, JSTL, Java 1.5, Hibernate, Apache Velocity and Tomcat. It also presents Model 1 architectures using Servlets and JSP as alternatives to Perl and PHP. Written for novice developers, this book provides an introductory course in web development for undergraduates as well as web developers. 22 Tables, black and white; 93 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 288 p. 93 illus. With online files/update.