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.
The review on Amazon indicated that this book was for advanced users. Could the authors be a little more specific about who the book is targeted at? Would it be understandable/useful for an "ordinary" user of Tomcat?
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If you are referring to the book, "How Tomcat Works", have you downloaded the 6 sample chapters yet? Here it is. Maybe reading them would help you determine if it's at the appropriate level for your needs.
Originally posted by Michael Cleary: The review on Amazon indicated that this book was for advanced users. Could the authors be a little more specific about who the book is targeted at? Would it be understandable/useful for an "ordinary" user of Tomcat?
It's not easy to say. For example, Richard Monson-Haefel says in his blog on java.net:
"... You don't have to be rocket scientist to appreciate the book or understand it. If you have basic Java skills the book will be a little challenging but not too bad. If you have intermediate to advanced Java skills, you'll have no problem at all and you will probably learn a lot. ..."
When writing a chapter, Paul and I have tried to explain all relevant topics prior to developing a given module for that chapter. However, best is to download the 6 chapters from www.brainysoftware.com and see for yourself.
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Thanks! I've downloaded the chapters and look forward to reading them. I've used Tomcat before, but never really delved into how it worked or what it was doing. As long as it worked I was happy. Maybe it's past time to dig a little deeper...