I respect u guys who learn Struts, Log4J, JUnit, Commons, Ant,... by on line tutorial only. When those stuff just available, no books are available for them. U guys must have learned by on-line document only. I tried. But cannot really learn them well.
Can I learn these stuff just by your new book ? Since there are many thick book available on each topic. How can your book cover all of them ? I do hope I don't need to read so many thick books to learn those skills.
Huang, In order to really learn those skills you really need books covering each topic. Some of my friends learned using online tutorials. It depends on person. I dont have patience to read online tutorials so I buy books so that i can read with out sitting in front of pc. Whether this book will make you master in struts,ant etc i doubt that. But authors can answer it clearly than me.
No single book can do justice to every enterprise open source project/framework. So, if you goal is to become an expert on a particular project/framework such as Struts, our book is not for you. However, if you want to lean what is available, how to fit it together, challenges you might encounter, good design patterns to use, how to architect and design enterprise systems without breaking a budget then our book is for you.
Co-Author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1590591259/ref=jranch-20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Enterprise Java Development on a Budget</a>