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Mohamed Sanaulla
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This week, we're delighted to have Bob Janson helping to answer questions about the new book Beginning Java with WebSphere and also kick start the book promo for the year!

The promotion starts Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 and will end on Friday, January 10th, 2014.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Apress.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.

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Frits Walraven
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Welcome to Coderanch Bob Janson!
Rafal Sojka

Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 6
Hi Bob/guys.

Thanks for writing a book about this topic. Although I needed such a book 7 years ago when I started my adventure with Websphere and Java. It´s great that finally someone did it. Congratulation! Newbies in the topic should be happy ;).

Kent O. Johnson
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Joined: Feb 21, 2013
Posts: 49
Welcome to the ranch Mr. Janson!
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Welcome Bob!

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charlsy chuks
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Joined: May 18, 2012
Posts: 88
Hi Bob,

Welcome to the Ranch which runs on java code. Can't wait to know about Websphere. It sounds like some cloud thingy. Anyways my fingers are crossed
Mario Salvador Ruiz Font

Joined: Feb 13, 2013
Posts: 12
Ruben Guillen

Joined: Sep 02, 2009
Posts: 28
Welcome Mr. Janson

Thank you very much for writing this book. The subject seems very interesting. At work we developed and maintain a Java application that run on web technology. We use another application server for deployment, however it could be informative to learn about websphere and its potentials.


Robert Janson

Joined: Nov 26, 2013
Posts: 12
Hi All,
I posted replies to the individual posts so I won't duplicate that info here.
One thing I should explain is that I'm not advocating WebSphere over other technologies. I came to use it because it has a comprehensive package of tools for java development. When I first started doing java training I used Eclipse (well actually, at first, it was notepad) and TomCat. As I got more into server side development I found I was searching for plugins to do things that RAD and WAS came with. Since then I haven't kept up with all the other options and their performance vs. WebSphere. Sorry I can't help you all there.

Since this is a beginners book I don't go into how the tools work rather I explain how to use them. So minimal performance, monitoring, server configuration options, etc. Of course, options within RAD to make the programmer's job easier are covered.

Your pain using the IBM products and the support documentation is not only acknowledged but deeply felt - I've got a lot of scars myself. But that's one of the reasons for the books step by step format.

I hope I answered all your questions. If not, just let me know.

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Welcome Bob! I changed the subject of this post to "Robert" to match your display name. That way the winner picking program doesn't draw this "Robert Janson" guy as a winner.
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