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Leena Diwan
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Why is it a 'big picture' book?
J2EE is not very new now. So a book that gives a big picture of some already being followed technology seems different. Why did the authors felt a need to present a 'Big picture' at this junction?

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Originally posted by Leena Diwan:
Why is it a 'big picture' book?
J2EE is not very new now. So a book that gives a big picture of some already being followed technology seems different. Why did the authors felt a need to present a 'Big picture' at this junction?

Regards,
Leena


Hi Leena,

We did a big picture book on J2EE precisely because it's been around for a while. It's an accepted standard, so there are all sorts of semitechies and nontechies out there who are going to have to learn to understand it. If this were a new technology, then the target audience wouldn't have as much incentive or need to learn it.

The target audience is not the people who would be out there reading the spec on weekends and figuring the technology out on their own for the sheer love of J2EE. The primary target audience is all the salespeople, techwriters, marketing people, managers, etc. who don't code, don't need to and don't want to, but need to understand "the big picture" of the technology to do their jobs.

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"J2EE: The Big Picture" by Solveig Haugland, Mark Cade, and Anthony Orapallo
Knowledge without coding.
Understanding without boredom.
And occasional references to badgers.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131480103
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Nicholas Cheung
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As the book does not target for developers, but non-technical people, and as J2EE covers lots of areas, from workflow management, to data object management, lots and lots, it is not that easy to have detail discussion for all issues within a single book.

As you may notice, each of the issues can be discussed in an independent book!!!

That's why the author write a book for the *big picture*.

Nick
 
Leena Diwan
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Thanks for the explanations. And after reading about the target readers, I feel it will certainly be a very useful book. It will do a great job of reducing (if not filling as there is always a scope for the managers who do not want to understand!) the communication gap.

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Leena Diwan
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How will it be useful to a programmer though? hope we did not compete for something which was not supposed to be read by us!!

Can it be a good starting point for learning more of J2EE and then move on to the coding books?

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Leena
 
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