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HFJ (Chp 12 A Very Graphic Story & Chp 13 Swing)

Wrick Sharma
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Joined: Apr 03, 2005
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Hi Bert and Kathy,

I had a question on HFJ chp 12 and Chp 13. Since JSP is being used in most of the applications, is it ok if I skip reading these two chapters and revisit them when time permits.

By the way this is one of the best books I have ever read. I am an Oracle guy trying to learn java and j2ee technologies. I already bought Head First design pattern and Head first jsp and servlets. Will be reading these books after I complete HFJ.

Please advise. Thanks.
Wrick Sharma
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Joined: Apr 03, 2005
Posts: 17
I know I can read or leave it at my choice. But just want to know from you gurus if I would be missing any key concepts in terms of maintaining the continuity of the book. Please advise if you can.

Thanks.
Bert Bates
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Hey Wrick,

Glad you're enjoying the book!

I'd recommend that you read chapter 12 because it's where we talk about inner classes, and you really want to know about inner classes!

Chapter 13 is skippable I suppose, if you aren't going to use Swing, but we've found, even if you think you're always going to be a J2EE guru, you might still want to write little test apps here and there, and a little Swing is a good thing to know - plus, the beat box project is pretty cool!

So, read 12 for sure.

Skip 13 is you must, but you'll be missing all sorts of fun

Bert


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Wrick Sharma
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Joined: Apr 03, 2005
Posts: 17
Thanks a lot for your response.
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Wrick Sharma:
Since JSP is being used in most of the applications


Is it? That is, would you really say that *most* applications writting in Java are web applications? (If that's the case, I must be really lucky, because in my career I've worked at least 50% of the time on Swing applications... )


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