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Gregg Bolinger
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Does anyone have a link to the TOC for Just Java? I can't seem to find one.


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Gregg Bolinger
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I think I found one.
Peter van der Linden
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Hey - that's great, thanks Gregg!

You can also see an expanded table of contents of [B]Just Java{/B] at the publisher's website
http://prenticehall.com/pvdl/excellent/book/jj6

The table you found is easier to read, though.
Amazon has this book at $34, with free shipping.

When I went to to Amazon website recently, I was amazed to be offered a 1.57% discount.
Somehow (probably through cookies) Amazon had discovered that I had been using their
a9.com web search engine, and they give a slight discount for that (actually, they phrase it as
a discount of "pi/2", so they have caught the same "math disease" as the Google guys they
are trying to emulate).

It's alway a tremendous struggle trying to agree on a cover for a technical book. The problem is that people literally pick up or not a book on the basis of whether it attracts them or not. And nobody has any idea what attracts people to a cover! So you see a lot of weird stuff, like the
"packing case" cover of "Thinking in Java" and the "Duke cartoon" covers of the entire
Sun Addison Wesley Java series. The publishers are all really paranoid about cover art because
they live and die by people who "judge a book by its cover" and they have no solid idea why
something works or not!

The earlier editions of Just Java had a volcano on the cover, spewing out lava in the shape of
(by coincidence) a letter J. I had at the very beginning proposed a cover to Prentice Hall that
was a beautiful landscape of the island of Java. In the foreground people were harvesting
rice from a paddy field, and the landscape swept back to a majestic mountain
like this:


To me, it was a really cool landscape of Java that would make great cover art. But Prentice-Hall didn't understand it - though they went with the volcano aspect of it. Eventually I was able to
persuade them to update the cover, and now (like Adrian Cockcroft's terrific Performance Tuning book), it has a picture of my car on it! That drawing of a red convertible with the license plate
"Java Fun" is my car, and that's supposed to be me in it, blitzing up Highway 1 - the coast road
near where I live in Silicon Valley, California.

Hope this isn't "too much information" - just thought people might be interested in hearing a
bit of background about book production and what goes into it and why!
Cheers,

Peter


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Dirk Schreckmann
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Hope this isn't "too much information"

Not at all Peter. Thanks for telling part of your story. I'd enjoy reading more.


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
I think I found one.


Wow! Altogether 28 chapters! It would be a real thick book... Amazon site mentioned that the book got 848 pages... It would be one of the most richest in contents about Tiger...


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:


Wow! Altogether 28 chapters! It would be a real thick book... Amazon site mentioned that the book got 848 pages... It would be one of the most richest in contents about Tiger...


Ko Ko, do you have any space left for this book.


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


Ko Ko, do you have any space left for this book.


Of course, I usually keep the knowledge i get from the books I won in my brain, not on the bookshelf only...

I believe that my brain still got enough space to keep the knowledge from the book, as well as my bookshelf... I will need to delete some unused knowledge from my brain, in order to save newer knowledge...
 
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