That would be a tough call! Actually both of those books would be very low on our list of books we'd like to write. (BTW - I think if you do a search, you'll see that I said that we were NOT fans of web services.) I think if we had to pick a favorite Java book to write, it would probably be something t odo with Java ME. Other than that, for the time being, we're researching topics outside the Java world; marketing, and math and science are high on our list.
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Thanks for the post. But can you reason out why you are NOT a fan of web services. You are a master and any suggestions from you, I'll blindly follow. I've already started investing my time on web services and based on your feedback, I'll decide to either continue or discontinue doing it. [ January 03, 2008: Message edited by: Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj ]
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Well I have to be honest and admit that I haven't really looked at it for several years. I was involved in the early planning stages for the Sun web services exam, and at that time it seemed like a very confused set of technologies. I can tell you that we spent probably 5 times longer than usual trying to sort out objectives for this exam!
So, I really have to say that you shouldn't worry about my opinion I'm sure that in the right places there are some compelling reasons to look at these technologies. FWIW (probably not much), my opinion is that it got overhyped for a while, and if the hype has settled down, it should just be another tool in the toolbag, good for some things and not so good for others.