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GWT in Action - scope

 
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I've checked the amazon.com description - 600 pages - sounds like an encyclopedia. Must have been a lot of work! Like anyone interested in a book, I'd like to know what's in it - like checking out the table of contents and flipping through pages at a book store.

I'm particularly interested in how heavy it is with examples, and how they are organized. I'm not living as a specialist - which means I'm sometimes overwhelmed by the number of options there are for building things. Nonetheless, I'm seriously into Ajax and Java is my "real language" (Very tounge in cheek - I'm a serious JavaScript guy, willing to argue that it is a real language too.)

So, re: the examples - I often feel (as I know many do) that it would be nice in at least some situations, to be able to jump right in with a related example and just customize to get what I want. I might be leaning a bit toward lobbying authors for a better world as I see it - but for now, an answer about GWT in Action will do.
 
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The ToC and two sample chapters can be found on the Manning site, http://manning.com/hanson/. Take a look at the sample chapters, they will give you an idea as to the number of examples.

We tried to keep the examples short and on-topic. The last thing we want you to do is to wade through three pages of listings without an explanation.

You should also visit the GWT Dashboard, this is the app that we build throughout the book. We wanted to build a real app in the book, one that you could play with.
 
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Originally posted by Roger F. Gay:
So, re: the examples - I often feel (as I know many do) that it would be nice in at least some situations, to be able to jump right in with a related example and just customize to get what I want.



...also the examples in the book are all available in electronic format so it is really easy to just grab the code and tweak to see what your additions will do (you get the code for all this application and more: http://dashboard.manning-sandbox.com)

//Adam
 
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