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Mr Lyons Book comparisons between Manning SCWCD, and K&B SCWCD

 
Robbi Palacios
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Hi Mr Lyons,

A lot of people would normally go for the book other people recommends
such as Oreilly or Manning but since this is a new release of the book
do you think it is better and covers more intellectually stimulating stuff
compared to the previously published material. Is it funny, more technical,
has a lot of mock exams?

Ofcourse, it must be difficult to write a book knowing you will have
stiff competition. What do you think about the competition with these
other two books?

I will be taking SCWCD soon I hope I win your book or i'll buy it.
I think it's a good addition to the certification books around.
Congratulations!

Best Regards,

Robbi Palacios
 
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From what I recall in past conversations with Charles, he hasn't read the other two books that you've mentioned.

I, on the other hand, have read the other two and I'm getting close to finishing Charles' book. I hope to finish and post a review of it tonight, which should answer your question here by including a comparison to the other available books.
 
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From what I recall in past conversations with Charles, he hasn't read the other two books that you've mentioned.
This is correct: I have seen a copy of HFSJ, but I've never actually read it cover-to-cover. Aside from glossing through reviews and a TOC for the Manning book, I don't know much about that either (although I'm told the second edition for SCWCD 1.4 let the series down). I try not to be influenced by the competition; the book was written the way I wanted it to go, not to imitate the style of others. I hope in that way it turns out to be unique (whatever that might mean!).
I, on the other hand, have read the other two and I'm getting close to finishing Charles' book. I hope to finish and post a review of it tonight, which should answer your question here by including a comparison to the other available books.
I'm looking forward to that... I think .
 
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It can't be worse that Manning's Second Edition
 
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Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
It can't be worse that Manning's Second Edition


I guess book choices are depend on level of knowledge. HFSJ is targeted new-comer in J2EE area imho
 
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I guess book choices are depend on level of knowledge

I didn't mean it was hard to read. I meant that it was full of errors, leaving you no choice but to read the specs.
 
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Originally posted by Charles Lyons:
I try not to be influenced by the competition; the book was written the way I wanted it to go, not to imitate the style of others.


Hmmmm... :roll: This sounds familiar to me....

P.S. Great job, Charles !
 
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ProCon on firewall blocks the website saying it was filtered because of unappropriated material.
 
Amit Batra
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apparently there are too many refernces to the word a**
 
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Pretty funny Mikalai!
 
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I think I did read that article about a month ago after my book had gone to print... I also believe that either an author has faith in their product without needing to clone a similar idea, or there's something drastically wrong that needs fixing before going to print! One of the problems with big publishers is that authors are pressured to time deadlines and publishers don't particularly care how the content goes down on the page as long as it's ready in time to sell lots of copies. Most of the industry (excluding authors) is centred around money the entire time. By choosing to self-publish, I have more (well, complete, if I'm honest) control over the production and therefore everything is as I want it... not the way some graphic designer with no idea about the subject decided to lay the book out. Now I'd just like to see my costs covered and it'll be a success!
 
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