I have the Perl Cookbook which is excellent (OK, OK, look I had to do Perl as part of my job, I didn't choose it), and I was looking at the Java Cookbook in a shop the other day (here in the UK) and salivating. One of the things that stopped me buying it is that I seem to have about 60 Java books on the shelf so far, so it is starting to get to the point of unreasonable obsession. With reference to errors as mentioned in another posting, O'Reilly do do good checking and no technical book is without errors. To illustrate this, my own tutorial and mock exams have been on the web for abotu 2 years with tens of thousands of people browsing the material. Each month I get about 10 "corrections" and every couple of months one of those turns out to be true, and I update the material. When you read the Amazon reviews, always remember that some people are very, very fussy and expect perfection beyond reason.
Question for Ian, do you have a favorite/most useful recipe in the book? Marcus
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Originally posted by Marcus Green: Question for Ian, do you have a favorite/most useful recipe in the book?
That's a hard one, but one of my favorites is 18.12, JabaDot, a prototype for a SlashDot-like news portal site. I've never set it up on the Internet as a web site (I should, but it would be like running the JavaRanch, a lot of time and input needed), but it does show some of the issues in building a larger web site using servlets and JSPs. Of course now that Tomcat 4 is out I shall probably have to revise it...
But having said that, there are a lot of recipes that I like. And ,I must admit, even I sometimes forget something and have to look it up in my own book. Hey, it's 800 pages and took two years to write, so I'm allowed to forget a few things. If a consultant ever tells you he or she knows "all about Java", run away, run away fast! ------------------ Ian Darwin, Author of Java Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Java Developers
Is it released in the UK? I could not find it on amazon uk. moni
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Moni, it is certainly in some shops in the UK, cos I have actually held it in my hand in a branch Waterstones. Ian, there is a huge gap at the moment for Java powered discussion stuff. There is heaps of Perl and PHP, but one of the few Java tools is Jive which went fairly commercial and the Jive offshoot Meinds. I know that sites like JavaRanch and my own would like to run Java stuff but have to compromose and go with the language formerly known as line noise. Marcus ------------------ http://www.jchq.net Mock Exams, FAQ, Tutorial, Links, Book reviews ================================================= Almost as good as JavaRanch =================================================