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Mikalai Zaikin
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Hi Bob,

Looking at TOC at Amazon.com I feel that "WebSphere" in your book could (should ?) be replaced with "Rational Application Developer".

I feel that bigger part of the book covers Java SE and Java Web (Servlets, JSP, JSF) application development with Rational Application Developer.

Could you justify why "WebSphere" is in the title? Ain't WAS only used as WTE which is shipped with RAD?

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MZ
 
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Hi MZ,
Just for everyone's info, the book breaks down into 8 chapters on client based apps and 4 on server based apps. As I mentioned in an earlier post, what IBM considers WebSphere is a massive number of products. The definition I've heard is "all those products needed to run an enterprise application" - so networking s/w, language compilers, middle ware, etc. are all considered "WebSphere". I guess I would say I cover those WebSphere products needed to create and install basic client and server based apps - which is primarily RAD, WAS (I have an appendix on installing to a WAS not just running it in RAD) and DB2. If there are some other products that you think should be included, please let me know.
 
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Robert Janson wrote:Hi MZ,
If there are some other products that you think should be included, please let me know.


The choice of the products seems fine to me. My only comment - to make title more accuartely describe books content - the book could be named as "Beginning Java with Rational Application Developer", or "Beginning Java with RAD, DB2 and WAS", because WAS takes less than a half of the book, as far as I can see from the TOC.

Best regards,
MZ
 
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