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?
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."
Joined: Dec 12, 2008
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?
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
Joined: Dec 12, 2008
But why do they give the same book along with poster for price half of the other book?
Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Special offer? A loss-leader to make you buy from B&N rather than from Amazon?