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Question to Bob Janson - target reader

Mikalai Zaikin
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Hi Bob,

Another question I have: who do you see as your target audience?

From chapters list at Amazon I see that you cover basic Java SE features (variables, conditions), then - some web technologies (not sure how deep).

Do you think your reader should already know Java?

If yes, why do you explain fundamentals?

What guided you when you choose topics for chapters?

Thank you,
MZ


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Robert Janson
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Hi MZ,
The target audience is a person with no knowledge of java or OOP but a basic knowledge of programming. So for example, I assume the reader is familiar with loops, and simply cover how it is done in java, I don't explain the advs/disdavs to pre-test and post-test loops. Given the target audience, I felt that no Introduction to java text could ignore server based apps. So I did the java basics (variables, if/then, etc. ) with client based apps, then covered the basic server based technologies (servlets, JSPs, EL, SDO). When I do Java training, I throw in a little android device/servlet interaction also but that isn't in the book.
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