This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
www.javashelf.com provides information on Java books you can order online. It is an example of use of Web services: informations on books are indeed collected from XML streams available from Amazon.com. The Web site classifies books by major themes such as "Enterprise Java", for example, that are further detailed in specific topics such as "EJB", "JDBC", etc. The Web site is entirely automated and refreshed every hour in order to ensure accurate pricing information. It uses a set of filters on the Java books collected from the XML streams in order to classify them accurately. It is a first version that still needs to be beefed up (I still need to manage missing pictures of book cover pages, for example). However, I think it is still quite enjoyable as it stands now. This announcement is also the occasion to gather feedback and suggestions of enhancements. The JavaShelf.com Web site: http://www.javashelf.com Bertrand Fontaine