Arnold Strong

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Recent posts by Arnold Strong

They know your weakness and also how to exploit it
10 years ago
Giving up on the useless google API. I am doing Spring !
See you guys !
Giving up on the useless google API. I am doing Spring !
See you guys !
Giving up on the useless google API. I am doing Spring !
See you guys !
10 years ago
Giving up on the useless google API. I am doing Spring !
See you guys !
Giving up on the useless google API. I am doing Spring !
See you guys !
10 years ago

Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:
Its just that I started learning with Gosling and Horstmann & Cornell books and after that, it is but natural to feel that head first books are quite 'missing' something.


Agree about the "missing" part. Bert's book may not cover everything, but i feel its a pretty good intro. Once one has some idea of the subject, one can start going deeper by reading books like the ones you mention.
Thats what I tend to do.
10 years ago

Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:I don't think so. But yes, I do have a descent level of patience.


Good for you. But my patience has limits. I don't want to take forever to learn something I know will take much less time only if taught "properly".
10 years ago
Okay. I am just hoping that I can communicate with google employees in that forum besides visitors like me.
10 years ago

Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:That depends. Personally, I've never found a bad book by creators of technology. Of course, my experience is limited to books by Ritchie(C), Stroustrup(C++) and Gosling(Java). And all are amazing books.

On the other hand, I've read 2-3 head first books and I always found that there are better alternatives to those. No offense meant to head first's authors - its just my opinion.



You must be a genius then.
10 years ago

Maneesh Godbole wrote:Depends



Hmm...well I only want them to go tell their google analytics API team to improve the quality and ease of use of the documentation.
There is a lot of frustration about the API and docs in my other posts. Now, I want them to know that and see if they think my problems are valid.
Is that okay ?
10 years ago

Aniruddh Joshi wrote:That's why books like head first sell better than those written by creators of the technology :-D



Yes, they may be geniuses, but they are usually crappy teachers. What's worse is authors who write in the style bear mentioned
and top it up by creating broken and messed up work. Look at the google analytics API help for example. See images.
The guys who wrote these docs deserved to be given the pink slip.

Thankfully, for some topics, there are books like HF to save us from crappy authors.

10 years ago
Any of you from google ,ex google ?
10 years ago
Thank you so much for helping me

Aniruddh Joshi wrote:
- You need not copy all referenced libraries into lib.



What is this lib folder really for ? Can't I just import all the Jars into the project instead ? If I do that, they appear in "referenced libraries" section when i expand the project folder.

Aniruddh Joshi wrote:
- A valid JDK or JRE is not on your classpath - Since class Arrays is not identified.
Check if its a google's version of Arrays. Posting your import statements on top of the file will help.
They should be marked in red by eclipse too. When you work with java in eclipse( or any IDE for that matter ) first see if anything ir red in your import statements



That error is due to AnalyticsScopes and not Arrays.

Aniruddh Joshi wrote:
- Google jars are NOT on your classpath. Simplest way is to open the .classpath file. - Since classes like HttpTransport and Credentials are not identified.



Do i have to open the classpath by going to the project folder each time or can i do it withing eclipse itself ?
How do i add stuff to the classpath. I had tried doing it manually once, but dont' know if it worked.

More importantly, how do i learn eclipse ? I prefer books that go from zero to advanced concepts. But there are none, except the one by lars vogel and that is too elementary.

Once again, thanks.
10 years ago