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Don Jennings
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Joined: Aug 08, 2003
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Hi, Jacquie. One of the criticisms from the Slashdot review of your book was that it didn't suggest to readers "what the next steps in learning Java should be" after reading your book. So, what would you suggest?
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Don Jennings
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I should have added that the review was quite positive about your book overall.
Jacquie Barker
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The Java family of technologies has gotten so vast that someone just getting started today has a lot of options. Once someone has mastered the basics of the Java language, it would be worthwhile to become familiar with J2EE component technologies -- particularly servlets, JSPs, and JDBC. Another possibility would be to focus on the use of XML with Java, since I believe that we've just seen the tip of the XML iceberg.
Studying object modeling on a more formal basis is also worthwhile; the book that I cut my teeth on years ago was Object-Oriented Modeling and Design by James Rumbaugh et al -- it presents a very formal overview of many of the subtleties involved with crafting an appropriate object model for a problem.
Learning about design patterns is also very important.
I hope this helps!


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John Smith
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One of the criticisms from the Slashdot review of your book was that it didn't suggest to readers "what the next steps in learning Java should be" after reading your book. So, what would you suggest?
Did you check The Bunkhouse?
 
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