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Beginner book on J2EE

Solveig Laura Haugland
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Hi all,
Kathy and Bert, of the McGraw Hill Java cert study guide, told me they'd gotten kick-ass feedback on their chapters so I was wondering if I'd be lucky enough to get the same kind of help.
I'm writing a book for Manning that's basically "Not Just J2EE". Only it's Just J2EE. It's an overview for people who don't have their J2EE legs yet, who aren't quite sure how it all works, what the point is, etc. Targeted at people like managers and techwriters but also at C or VB programmers just getting started with J2EE.
I would be delighted if any of you would take the time to review a chapter or two and let me know what you think. Your name (if you want) will of course appear in the book, perhaps as an expert Harley-riding J2EE programmer or at least in the acknowledgements.
I'll be posting the chapters soon, and will post another email to let you know where they are, then.
In the mean time, if there are questions you have about J2EE, not at the code level but at the how and why level, let me know and I'll see about making sure I've got them in the content or at least in upcoming chapters. (I'm about halfway through the first draft right now.)
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Michael Ernest
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I'll be a reader; you know where to find me.
Janet Wilson
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I would be VERY interested. I am currently in the process of developing a training plan in Beginning J2EE technologies for my organization.
Please email me when it's ready to review. I believe my profile is set up so that you can email me directly.
P.S.-You might get more activity if you post this in the J2EE forums, if you haven't already.
[ January 06, 2003: Message edited by: Janet Wilson ]
DC Dalton
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Id be VERY interested in this, Im going for my web cert next month & then plan on diving head first into J2EE, even build a server for it so I would love to see what you have & provide feedback if possible.
David O'Meara

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I'll read it too, if you're looking for more!
Manish Hatwalne
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I am interested, pls do count me in.
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Cindy Glass
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I would like to read it.

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Bill Vai

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Like to read it myself count me in.
Marilyn de Queiroz

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Me, too
I hear there have been lots of changes in the J2EE spec in the last year or so. Are these conceptual changes (especially with regards to EJBs) or mostly technical changes?
[ January 07, 2003: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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Solveig Laura Haugland
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Wow! Great, y'all are ahead by a couple noses compared to my responses on the J2EE forum. ;> Thanks! I've just checked with my editor and I need to collect nondisclosure forms from everyone who reads any of it but I think that'll be relatively simple.
The book takes the reader from "so why in the world would I need anything, much less J2EE and I don't really know what that is, really" through to what app servers do, what entity beans etc. are, writing a very simple bean, then through to related services, talking about what in the world Web services and SOAP (bleagh) are, etc. It's not a book your grandmother would understand but anyone nonJava-y in the tech world should be able to get it.
I appreciate the help; with this kind of book it's alllll about whether the target audience understands it.
trupti nigam
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I am very much interested..Please count me in..
Rodney Woodruff
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I am interested. Please count me in as well.

Hope This Helps
Dirk Schreckmann

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Jumpin' on the bandwagon.

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Tom Purl
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Same here. I'd be glad to help.

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Simon Brown
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Originally posted by Solveig Haugland:
Wow! Great, y'all are ahead by a couple noses compared to my responses on the J2EE forum.

Hmmm, indeed this thread is longer. Might be best if all further responses go in the J2EE thread though since it's related to J2EE.
I agree. Here's the link:
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