Fauxjsp: productive JSP development

Important note: This post is not being updated. For up-to-date information refer to the project repository: https://github.com/ggeorgovassilis/fauxjsp/ About JSP In this post I'll present a new open source project I'm currently working on, fauxjsp [1] which re-implements JSP in a way that is more robust and faster for developers. It is intended for development, where … Continue reading Fauxjsp: productive JSP development

Speeding up development by splitting a webapp into parts

I love tagfiles: they feature a well known syntax (EL from JSP), they allow for reusable UI components, they are well supported by my favourite IDE and, most importantly, modifications are instantly visible because the servlet container does not have to restart. At least in theory, because reality often looks different: after a few edits … Continue reading Speeding up development by splitting a webapp into parts

The jsp-file directive

The jsp-file directive in web.xml allows mapping of JSPs to concrete URLs: <servlet> <servlet-name>My Hidden Page</servlet-name> <jsp-file>/mydir/foo.jsp</jsp-file> </servlet> <servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>My Hidden Page</servlet-name> <url-pattern>/hidden</url-pattern> </servlet-mapping> Shame on me, I didn't know about this. As seen here: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/tomcat-users/200107.mbox/%3CPine.BSF.4.21.0107271807540.7976-100000@localhost%3E