This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to today's book promotion! Cay is in class today so I'll be your host today and Thursday. Here's a little background on the book:
Even though I had a co-author, this book took nearly as it took me to write the Swing volume of Graphic Java, which was 1662 pages! Core JSF is around 650 pgs, but we had some long waits as the EG (of which I was a member) crafted JSF.
We wanted to write a book that would take you up the learning curve as quickly as possible and I think we achieved that. The book turned out a little fatter than I had envisioned, but that's always the case for me.
Cay had the inspiration for the How Do I... chapter, which is one of my favorite chapters in the book. Since then, I've thought of a second book that's just a collection How To...'s--not too long, maybe about 250 pgs--that shows you how to do common things like inserting asteriks in front of all labels that reference required fields. Would you buy that book?
david [ December 14, 2004: Message edited by: David Geary ]