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Padma Anand
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Hi,

I was checking through J2EE Design Patterns books. In Barnes and Noble I came across two books.

1. Core J2EE Patterns (Core Design Series) : Best Practices and Design Strategies

2. Core J2EE Patterns : Best Practices and Design Strategies, Exclusive Poster Edition

First book is by 3 authors and second book is by one author (one of the authors from first book). I would like to know if there are any differences between these two books. Both are Sun publications and have same cover page. I really do not understand which one to get. Could someone help me please?

Thanks,
Padma.
 
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I could only find one of them on Amazon. Please quote the ISBNs of each of them. The one I found was ISBN 978-0131422469, Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition) (Sun Core Series) (Hardcover)
by Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, John Crupi, apparently printed in 2007.

If one of them is a poster edition, it is not actually a book, but we would need the ISBN to check. I couldn't find a poster edition on Amazon, but did found an older edition marked as "not available."
 
Padma Anand
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Here are the details:

1. Core J2EE Patterns (Core Design Series) : Best Practices and Design Strategies by Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, John Crupi, Grady Booch ( Foreword by) , Martin Fowler ( Foreword by)

ISBN-13: 9780131422469 Pub. Date: 06/10/2003

2. Core J2EE Patterns : Best Practices and Design Strategies, Exclusive Poster Edition by Deepak Alur

ISBN-13: 9780131058439 Pub. Date: 07/07/2003

Yes. This poster edition is exclusive to Barnes and Noble. Isn't poster edition a book?

Barnes and Noble
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Campbell Ritchie
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Now that I have got the ISBNs: the difference appears to be that the poster edition comes with a wall poster as well as the book.
Look at the prices, and see whether there are any "new or used" copies on Amazon.

I hope that is enough information for you to make a decision
 
Padma Anand
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Thanks much.

But why do they give the same book along with poster for price half of the other book?
 
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Special offer? A loss-leader to make you buy from B&N rather than from Amazon?
 
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Say Padma, would you mind removing that smiley from your name? See our naming policy for why. The rest of your name is just fine

Thank you,

Rob
 
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hmmmm. May be you are right. But the second book author is just Deepak Alur but the first one has two more authors.

anyways, I am going to go for the second book. I get a poster and a book for half the price.

Thanks Campbell.
 
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You're welcome
 
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balajik Kumar,
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