I just talked to the publisher yesterday afternoon.
The fastest ways to get the book will be through Amazon or through the O'Reilly site, of course you won't get a discount through the O'Reilly site. Amazon placed a pretty big order for the books, but the customer pre-orders are also big. The publisher believes Amazon will start shipping books to customers somewhere between 8/25 and 8/27.
One note of caution! Amazon uses a "just in time" sort of inventory approach. If their first batch of books sells out, it only takes a few days to get a new batch and start shipping again, but the Amazon site might say scary things like "2-3 week delivery". Don't Panic! Once they're shipping, they should be released from Amazon in a fairly steady stream.
Depending on the individual bookstore, (and there are a ton of variables!), the book should arrive between 8/31 and maybe 9/10.
Of the other online booksellers, Bookpool might be your best bet after Amazon.
Hope this helps , and as we get more news we will post it here!
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My sincere appreciation for publishing books that the public has wanted all along. My question is this: are you guys using Struts as the focal point to tie all of the issues related to the certification? I think its good that you've done that.
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I would say that MVC principles run through the entire book, as do OO design principles. We cover Struts at a high level in the chapter where we talk about J2EEpatterns for web applications.
Servlets and JSPs are a HUGE topic! In general our philosophy is to write our books with a specific focus, and try not to be everything to everyone. This book is intended to give you a solid foundation in servlet and JSP technologies. It's not a guru's guide to advanced servlets. It's not a total coverage of the Struts framework.
There are over 2300 Java books for sale on Amazon! 2300!! IMHO there is no single servlets book, or EJB book, or core Java book, or Swing book,,, blah, blah, blah
So, once you're well grounded in these Java web technologies, you'll probably want to go and explore certain avenues in greater depth - we hope that after reading HF servlets, you'll have a solid launching pad from which to take off and explore where ever you want to
I guess the short answer is, this isn't a Struts book (but we hope it will be a good intro to Struts).
Is the www (wickedly smart website perhaps!) a bad idea for posting the electronic version of the book, granted it might affect the sales! I love to have the electronic version of the chapters which was a lot help with SCJP 1.4 when i had to read while i was at my office or while traveling.
I am buying the book no questions but would also love to have the electronic version as well if possible! I love your books so much can't complain about any thing PERIOD.
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Joined: Aug 24, 2003
Theres always someone tho that wouldnt agree with copywrite laws - What would be useful on the CD would be the code examples - and the chances are that Bert/Kathy will put them to download on WickedlySmart - like HF. The book looks really, really interesting by the way - obviously a lot of work has been put into it - only a few more days to wait for!