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Not another HF Servlets and JSP question!

 
Kathy Sierra
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This is a REALLY good suggestion Steven! I know I can't get to it right now, so it probably won't help *you*, but I think it would be really useful and I don't know why we didn't just DO that while we were making the book (when it would have been much easier than doing it *now*).

I'm definitely going to put making this for the servlets book on my list, and we can try to make that part of our normal production for new books.

cheers,
Kathy
 
Steven Hoodless
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I have HF EJB and HF Servlets & JSP. I think the books are great and for me the Servlets book is consolidating months of studying the Hanumant Deshmukh SCWCD book.

What would the authors think of providing a kind of exercise book (maybe electronically) alongside the text book? What I mean is all the exercises (not mock exam questions) from the book that require a pencil (for example code magnets on Page 60). Perhaps its just me but the last thing I would want to do is write all over my new book. At the minute I'd have to take it to work and photocopy/scan the relevant pages.

If it could be printed 2 pages to a sheet of A4 then folded it would be like a pamphlet you could keep inside the back cover. This way the book stays in good shape and if I want to repeat an exercise in 2 months time I'll print it out again and I'm not going to find my original answers or mistakes .

I guess the exercise on their own would be pretty useless. For example the diagram on page 105 would not be relevant without the diagram on page 97. The list on Page 40 would be useless without the answers on page 40. My point being that the authors wouldn't lose sales by doing this.

Hope this doesn't sound cheeky I'm sure you all have better things to do with your time.

I like the book (up to page 109 so far) and didn't mind the wait. Being a developer I can appreciate that to do a good job takes time and rushing rarely helps. Although I was seriously peed off that the postman left my amazon package lying around in public after 2 months of waiting!

Steven
[ September 28, 2004: Message edited by: Steven Hoodless ]
 
Chengwei Lee
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Kathy,

Do you guys still have time to slot his suggestions into HF Design Patterns?

Cheers!
 
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