File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Bunkhouse Porch and the fly likes Text Books in General Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Customer Requirements for Developers this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Books » Bunkhouse Porch
Bookmark "Text Books in General" Watch "Text Books in General" New topic

Text Books in General

Tony Evans
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 29, 2002
Posts: 588
When I first started programming I would pick up a book on the subject thinking that it would teach me all about that subject, only to find that the examples were half finished, didnt work , or the explanation was too simple or complicated. Also examples jump from simple to complicated with large amounts of code to right, i.e a form with other 15 items in one exmple to set in a struts book.

My idea of a perfect text book to teach a subject is chapter one start with introduction to the subject. Chapter 2 a very simple example that works. and then each succesive chapter builds on that one example. Making sure that at the end of each chapter. You have a built a application that covers that chapter. You can then spend time playing with that application ensuring that you have learnt the lessons of that chapter.

A Kind of RUP view of teaching a subject.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Text Books in General
It's not a secret anymore!