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Miki Muzsi
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Simple question: Why not only "Best Practices"?


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Originally posted by Miki Muzsi:
Simple question: Why not only "Best Practices"?

That would be like starting a discussion in the middle.
I will only endup with clueless readers.


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Originally posted by Miki Muzsi:
Simple question: Why not only "Best Practices"?

Why should it be only Best Practices then? Since the book is for both beginners and advance users, it should include the contents about Struts from the ground up... Just my opinion...


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Miki Muzsi
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With the experience Srikanth Shenoy has, I think it would be more valuable if he could show which are the best aproaches to build professional web applications, using Struts. To show how specific problem can be solved.
Personally I don't think it is always a good idea to combine beginers and advanced features. You end up reading more books, and more than half of the informations is "redundant".
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Originally posted by Miki Muzsi:
With the experience Srikanth Shenoy has, I think it would be more valuable if he could show which are the best aproaches to build professional web applications, using Struts. To show how specific problem can be solved.
Personally I don't think it is always a good idea to combine beginers and advanced features. You end up reading more books, and more than half of the informations is "redundant".
Miki

Mike,
While I agree with some of your statements, my observation is that very less people know all the features of Struts well. Many fall into the category where they know one area well and they are really beginners in another ascpect of Struts. So, I really cannot make assumptions my readers. That's the rationale behind the book.
Plus the book is short 224 pages. Beginers in Struts wont even notice they are understanding the advanced concepts. Experienced people can easily skip material that they know well. I have tried to get to the point straight and deal with it, so it should be relatively easy to retrieve what you like without much difficulty.
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In my opinion every book, even the ones dedicated to advanced topics, should have one or two channels just as a review of the basic things. I mean, you can have a lot of experience in some areas like Java or Struts but there will be some basic things you may have misundertood or that you use them because you know they work but not why they work this way.
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