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.
And yes, there will be more Head First Java books. The next one is the EJB book, and right after that (I think) is a Servlets/JSP book (which is also a study guide for the SCWCD exam, but is still focused on *learning* the technology). There are several other ideas for after that, and some with other authors, but we REALLY want suggestions. We're hoping that once it is out there, people will be able to tell us which topics they think would benefit from having a Head First approach... cheers, Kathy
Originally posted by Matthew Anderson:
Hi Kathy, How about a Head First book for SCJA? There are really limited books for this cert (2, I think)and they don't cover a lot on the essential concepts. Perhaps you could put the cartoons and funky illustrations to good use in explaining J2EE design patterns or even create some memory mnemonics for helping us to understand the entire J2EE architecture! I would love to have a book like that in preparing for SCJA.
I also would like to whish a wish : Playing around with programming languages involves more or less mathematics; and if you want to do some IT stuff at university: voila: again you have to think the mathemtaical way, often enough. I am struggling with finding books helping; I know it should be not that difficult, just a different way of thinking you have to get used to. A Head First approach to Mathematics for Programmers would be MOST helpful (at least for the student lot of us ) Juliane