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Java cookbook : reader question

Alvin chew
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hi, mr ian ,what make your book distinct from other popular java book , thank you !!
Ko Ko Naing
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It's because of the approach using in Cookbook series... The series seems similar to the style of Recipes series from Manning Publishing...

The apparent difference from other Java books is that the topics are in Problem-Solution pairs, which make the readers easier to find out the problem area they are facing in the TOC... Then go directly to the pages that contain the same problems as theirs...

The approach simply works for the intermediate developers... I've just shot some questions whether the book is good for beginners and advance level as well or not in this thread. I hope Mr.Ian might see that thread and reply to us...


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Alvin chew
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found this book look like consultant for java programmer ..

it explain briefly about the problem , then solution , finally code sample

straight to the point ..
Eusebio Floriano
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What kind of problem does Java coookbook try to solve ?
Patterns, database problems, performace ?

Regards,


SCJP 1.4 / 5.0 - SCBCD 1.3 - SCWCD 1.4 - IBM 484
Nigel Browne
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Originally posted by Vinicius Boson:
What kind of problem does Java coookbook try to solve ?
Patterns, database problems, performace ?

Regards,


Have a look at the TOC to get an idea of the problem that are solved in this book
Carol Enderlin
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Originally posted by Vinicius Boson:
What kind of problem does Java coookbook try to solve ?
Patterns, database problems, performace ?

Regards,


There's a sample chapter on Data Structuring with Generics, foreach, and Enumerations (JDK 1.5).
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Vinicius Boson:
What kind of problem does Java coookbook try to solve ?
Patterns, database problems, performace ?

Regards,


The following is extracted from the book official home page, FYI... Hope it helps you to get to know roughly about the book...
This comprehensive collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples will satisfy Java developers at all levels of expertise. Whether you're new to Java programming and need something to bridge the gap between theory-laden reference manuals and real-world programs or you're a seasoned Java programmer looking for a new perspective or a different problem-solving context, this book will help you make the most of your Java knowledge.
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Java Cookbook, 2nd Edition includes code segments covering many specialized APIs--like those for working with Struts, Ant and other new popular Open Source tools. It also includes expanded Mac OS X Panther coverage and serves as a great launching point for Java developers who want to get started in areas outside of their specialization.
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Vedhas Pitkar
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The cookbook is not dedicated to any particular area of java as such,but covers the entire java language.If you are looking for anything specific, then try something else.The cookbook is for someone who's trying to use the Java language.The first Ed covers JDBC,JSP,Servlets but not to that extent as a full fleged book would cover.It just shows solutions to common problems that you might face.
Pradeep bhatt
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Does the book cover annotations?


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Does the book cover annotations?


Yes, Pradeep, it's in chapter-22, section 22.3...
23.3 Beyond JavaDoc: Annotations/Metadata (JDK 1.5) and XDoclet

Just my 2 cents...
Alvin chew
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very surprise on this book, it do introduce on how to program on devices port also ..what else this book did not cover so far ? anyone have idea ?
Alvin chew
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anyone know what I18N means ? i know it about internationalization, is I18N means for standard or association ?
saran ram
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Its a standard to be followed during your development, so that your software can handle multiple languages.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Alvin chew:
anyone know what I18N means ? i know it about internationalization, is I18N means for standard or association ?


i18n - 'i' followed by 18 letters (nternationalizatio) and ends with 'n'

Eusebio Floriano
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


i18n - 'i' followed by 18 letters (nternationalizatio) and ends with 'n'



I would never discovery this . )
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


i18n - 'i' followed by 18 letters (nternationalizatio) and ends with 'n'



Nice research, Pradeep.. How did you find that? I didn't know that too...
 
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