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To the author: What is the best way to read this book?

 
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By "the way to read this book" I mean is it a book to pick up and read cover-to-cover or one to keep by my desk and refer to it on an as needed basis?
 
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If you are a beginner start reading from one end to the last end.


But if you think your grade is between 7 and 10 then you can use this book as a refernce.
 
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As the name says, I'm quite sure that the book should be used as a reference rather than as a complete learning guide. So if you are just a beginner and want to learn Struts from the ground up, you might need to pick any other book, which is not a reference book...
 
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Personally, if I am new to certain topics or technologies, before I get in into the books, I will try to find out some simple online tutorials as a pre-study aims.

Of course, those articles may not as useful as a complete reference, but if you dont know something, it is almost painful for you to start from strech to get the idea.

I am quite new to Web Serivces (only 1/2 year experiences), and I am now preparing SCDJWS. I read Richard's J2EE Web Services book. No doubt that it is the best Web Service book for this exam, however, I found it difficult to read, as I worked with those APIs before. When I come across with the *real* Web Services content, I get suck.

Lucky that I found an article from http://www.onjava.com, and read SUN's J2EE 1.4 tutorials on the Web Services part, I start understand some basic ideas. When I re-read Richard's book, I did find that I get the concepts easier than the 1st read.

Thus, I feel if you are newbie to Struts, it is good to have a look to:
http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/resources/tutorials.html

and read the introductory article:
http://javaboutique.internet.com/tutorials/Struts/

I think it helps you a lot when you read this book.

Nick

[ May 19, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
[ May 19, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
 
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Eventhough name says complete reference it has nothing to do whether to be used as a refernence or not. Osborne has a series of books with the title
complete reference. jsp complete reference is a very good book for beginers.





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As the name says, I'm quite sure that the book should be used as a reference rather than as a complete learning guide. So if you are just a beginner and want to learn Struts from the ground up, you might need to pick any other book, which is not a reference book...

 
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Struts: The Complete Reference is designed to be a book for beginners as well as serve as a day-to-day reference.

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http://www.jamesholmes.com/
 
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