Originally posted by Ice Penov: I'm reading this book right now. I think it is awesome ! Quick learning guide, with perfect examples that go throughout the book.
Yes, it is a very good book and it achieves what it sets out to do - but it does take some determination, and it does not contain complete code examples, nor does it go into any particular implementation - it is API oriented (which is good because it focuses on what is important and transferable but may leave somebody who wants to quickly get their hands dirty wanting more implementation specific detail).
"Awesome" may be misconstrued by some to mean "as easy as a Head First book" which it most definitely is not. It should be easy to use for an experienced, seasoned developer. The book would be a rough ride for "junior" programmers. [ November 10, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
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Originally posted by Cameron W. McKenzie: but I find it's kinda dated, as it was written in 2004
And the other two were published in 2003. So apparently the publishing year is not necessarily a good indicator of quality.
A sample chapter for Java Web Services in a Nutshell can be found here.