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Help evaluating my tutorial

ernest fakudze
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Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 216
Hi Ranchers,
I need your help with evaluating my online Servlet/JSP tutorial which I�ve developed for my final year project. Please note that this tutorial is meant to be very simple because it is targeted for *real* newbies. I was hoping that I would test it on BSc Internet Computing students at my university but so far I haven�t had much success; many students are very �allergic to Java� so they won�t touch anything that involves it.
Types of evaluators I�m looking for:
a)Folks who are new to Servlets/JSP so that they could try it out and fill in the feedback form
b)Real gurus who will be able to look at the material and be able to critic it in a constructive manner. Remember that this tutorial is meant to be really simple.
Thanks for your help in advance. I just need this information for the project report since I need to talk about the successes and failures of the project.
Tutorial available here: http://www.ernieboy.com/jsp_servlets/index.jsp
~Ernest


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Chris Hall
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Joined: Dec 04, 2002
Posts: 39
Not to be picky, but I found a few errors I thought I would pass on.
-There is a reference to 'localhost' in one of the Previous Section links.
- In the practice/question section, it is weird to have a link for next question when you are on the last question.
- At the end of sections, it would be nice to have a link to start the next section, so you can go through the tutorial all at once.
- Page navigation in general should be addressed and made consistent throughout the tutorial. For example, the servlet section has links at the top in which you must figure out which section you are on, by looking at the title, to see which section to go to next. Yes this is easy to do, but it still differs from the rest of the tutorial in which you have links to the next section.
As for the content, I think it is fine so far...I didn't get through the whole thing.
ernest fakudze
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Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 216
Thanks Chris for the feedback and for pointing out the mistakes. I will fix them soon. That's exactly what I wanted folks to do for me.
Regards
Ernest
Rajat Nayer
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Joined: Feb 11, 2002
Posts: 21
Originally posted by ernest fakudze:
Hi Ranchers,
I need your help with evaluating my online Servlet/JSP tutorial which I�ve developed for my final year project. Please note that this tutorial is meant to be very simple because it is targeted for *real* newbies. I was hoping that I would test it on BSc Internet Computing students at my university but so far I haven�t had much success; many students are very �allergic to Java� so they won�t touch anything that involves it.
Types of evaluators I�m looking for:
a)Folks who are new to Servlets/JSP so that they could try it out and fill in the feedback form
b)Real gurus who will be able to look at the material and be able to critic it in a constructive manner. Remember that this tutorial is meant to be really simple.
Thanks for your help in advance. I just need this information for the project report since I need to talk about the successes and failures of the project.
Tutorial available here: http://www.ernieboy.com/jsp_servlets/index.jsp
~Ernest

Hi!! I just visited the site.
1)Just to elaborate the "localhost" issue. It exists at "Tiers of a J2EE application explained" section in the "Introduction To J2EE" link at the bottom of the page.
2) In the "What is J2EE useful for? " questionnaire,
"Question 1 of 2>> Ref:/java/jspservlets_j2eeintro/26/ " is shown. Here the Ref part seems NOT required. does not give any value to the user so can be removed.
3)Option d in the question "What is J2EE useful for?" has a typo "acroos".
4)"Click here for the next question:" option and the "Click here to start at the beginning." option does not show the underline under "here" to be intutive for navigation.
These are some i could find immediately within a couple of minutes that I could spend on this.
Hope it is of some help!!
- Rajat
ernest fakudze
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Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 216
First of all, I just wish to thank all those who responded and those that filled in the evaluation form. I have made some improvements to the tutorial now, especially with the navigation. Please visit again and I welcome more feedback. So far only 3 people have filled in the evaluation form and I need at least 10 bofore 9 May when my project report is due. Please be kind. Remember, the tutorial is at http://www.ernieboy.com/jsp_servlets
 
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