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Favourite "Head First" girl?

 
John Summers
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Easy!
The one on the cover of "Head First Design Patterns". Oooooohhh mamma!

What an awful, stressful job it must have been for Bert to pick all the girls for those little photos and cartoons...

So what are other people's favourites? Please state book title and page #.

he he

j
 
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Bahhh. They all look the same to me.
 
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The one who is on cover page of HF J&S.
 
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LOL, this is a topic I wasn't expecting. The cover girl from the Design Patterns book is OK... if you like blonds . Since I prefer brunettes, I would have to go with the attitude girl that is in all of the HF books. You know the one, long brown hair, dressed in black pants, jacket, and white shirt, and ALWAYS complaining about something.

"Wait, before we get to do that we need this setChanged() method? We didn't need that before..." (HF Design Patterns, p 66)

Course, her attitude would probably drive me to drinking within minutes...
 
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yes that girl with laptop on her lap, shes kind of cute....i think hf jsp/servlet
 
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i think im going to enjoy reading hf design patterns, if i can stay focused on the book =)

after all, when i sleep, 'she' will be beside me, at least until i finish the book

the only time i have a 'girl' on my bed
 
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Jason Menard
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My favorite Head First girl...



 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
My favorite Head First girl...


Awwwwwwww.

(as in, "how sweet")
[ August 08, 2005: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]
 
Angela Poynton
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
My favorite Head First girl...





Ass Kisser!
 
ankur rathi
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I like that too, one who has drink in her hand as always say 'wouldn't it be dreamy....' looks very beautiful.
 
Jason Menard
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Originally posted by Angela Poynton:


Ass Kisser!


 
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hehehehe...
 
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You just made my whole month Jason!

Now what is it that you want...

A lot of people like "skeptical girl" (AKA "cranky girl"), but we're not giving out her phone number.

And hey -- let's not be sexist here -- HALF of our Head First books do have guys on the cover. Doesn't anyone appreciate the EJB guy? Elaine? Anyone? : )

I'm hoping some of the other HF authors will jump in here. The next HF book is Dave Wood's OO book, and he's trying to pick the cover right now. He's still devastated over losing "pig tail" girl to the Design Patterns book.

Cheers everyone.
 
Jason Menard
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Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:
The next HF book is Dave Wood's OO book, and he's trying to pick the cover right now.


Well, if the biker couple has tattoos, in a round about way that would be a good choice. You know... tattoos... design patterns... get it?
 
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Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:
I'm hoping some of the other HF authors will jump in here. The next HF book is Dave Wood's OO book, and he's trying to pick the cover right now. He's still devastated over losing "pig tail" girl to the Design Patterns book.

It's true, it's true! I still can't believe I voted for her for the DP book...what was I thinking!

my pigtail-girl poem



Sigh...
 
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I love the pigtails girl since she's on the cover of my book :-)

Dave picked a brunette for his book so all you brunette lovers out there will be happy.
 
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Hahh!! Can't believe there is a topic about that It pops to my mind every once in a while, but I like the one on servlets and JSP ... can't explain it but girls with glasses are hot (and smart)
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For quite a while the Design Patterns pigtail girl was on a billboard along my way to work, so she's my favorite by virtue of constantly seeing her. 8^)
 
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Yep, HFDP is only 9/10 without her on the cover
 
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an hf oo book is very welcome!!!
 
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Hope you didn't ruin it for anybody.

My hunch is you'll never see a male on another HF cover.
We're not picking it because it's sexy. We're picking it because sexiness is part of what makes it a better product!
 
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Compare the HeadFirst cover stragey with the Wrox cover strategy. Whoever at Wrox decided they would put a photo of the real live geek authors on the cover of each book deserves to be shot. Some of those covers are enough to make you lose your lunch.

I say the next cover should be pigtail girl,spectacle girl and attitude girl together in a paddling pool with bikinis on. Sweet. I'll buy the damn thing whatever it is.
 
Jason Menard
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Originally posted by John Summers:
Compare the HeadFirst cover stragey with the Wrox cover strategy. Whoever at Wrox decided they would put a photo of the real live geek authors on the cover of each book deserves to be shot. Some of those covers are enough to make you lose your lunch.


This reminded me of an old thread.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/35891/md/Book-give-away
 
John Summers
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Ha ha ha that thread's funny.

I actually thought of a way for Amazon to make a little more cash:

when you buy an I.T./Geek book there is a little "Alternative Cover" option for an extra $/� or something. If you click it you get an alternative dust-jacket sent with your book so instead of being seen reading "Core Hardcore J2EE Fundamentals that Rock!" on the bus you can appear to be reading:

"So you won the Lottery! Now invest it wisely" or
"How to reconcile your job as a Stuntman with your charity work" or
"Movie directing FOR Directors" or
"Too Caring to Love? A thinking mans guide to love in the naughties"

and all that kind of crap women like.

j
 
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Originally posted by Hussain Ladhani:
Well...to be honest....

I really needed to learn JSP...and since I'm an electronics guy...wasn't easy..But I got all the motivation from the dame on the cover of HF S&JSP. Way to go...would love to meet her...


If your co come to know about this, they will put posters of hot babes around your desk to increase productivity.

[ November 14, 2005: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
[ November 14, 2005: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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well...you see...Theres a thin line between motivation and lust...
 
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I'm always a little embarassed to hold a book with a woman on the cover and the words "Head First"
 
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MOVIE SPOILER AHEAD
If you haven't seen "The Crying Game" yet, don't read this!!!

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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I'm always a little embarassed to hold a book with a woman on the cover and the words "Head First"


This reminds me of a conversation we had at lunch today. It concerned what I have termed "The Crying Game Rule". If, in a movie, the sex between a guy and a girl is... ummm... what this series of books is called, then the girl must be... well... you know...
 
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I'm always a little embarassed to hold a book with a woman on the cover and the words "Head First"


This is funny...
I travel in train and I read the "Design Patterns" book..
I guess because I'm a blond young girl on high heels holding some strange looking book with word "Design" on it, everyone approaches me with a question: "Are you a designer?", and I always get a laughter back when I say: "No, I'm a Software Engineer". Noone so far took my reply seriously, even after I let them open the book and see it.

But I like the EJB guy:

[ November 22, 2005: Message edited by: Sania Marsh ]
 
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Oh yeah, Head First EJB. That's the book that says that I'm some sort of exotic dancer ....

People come by my cube "that's a lot of books ya got there ..." and I say "Lookit this one!" (I have a bookmark holding the page) "Ya wouldn't know it to look at me, but apparently I kin dance! Exotically!"
 
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We didn't just make that up Paul - your reputation preceded you
 
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How about the "exposing yourself" girl in the client view chapter in HFEJB? What's her name?
 
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You can use me on a cover ;)
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But then again, its never really about guys

I know this is an ancient thread but, yeah, she's by far my fav as well.
 
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Nobody can beat the one on HFSJ.
 
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Head First SQL
 
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How rediculious are we??!!?

I LOVE IT!!!
 
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Servlets & JSP!
 
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