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.