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Mcgill Smith
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
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Hi,

I am new to struts.Is your book suitable for beginners?
Thanks.


Regards
Mcgill
Rick Hightower
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Yes. I feel the book is particularly suited for just that.... Not that the material is basic.... Each chapter has a step-by-step example for getting started with the technology (e.g., Validator framework, Tiles, etc.).


Rick Hightower is CTO of Mammatus which focuses on Cloud Computing, EC2, etc. Rick is invovled in Java CDI and Java EE as well. linkedin,twitter,blog
Rick Hightower
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I think many books get into the wow factor about the technology, and considering all of its possible applications without covering how to get started.
Most folks new to a technology want a little background and then some instructions to get started, then some more detail.
I try to never neglect the step-by-step getting started with new technologies.
I know what it does... now show me how to do it.
Writing step-by-step instructions is not as fun as pontificating about technology, but it is much more useful for real developers.
Mcgill Smith
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Thanks Rick.
Rick Hightower
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