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Jeff Walker
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It is of my opinion that the people here are divided into two camps; technical coders who are looking for a solution to a specific problem (usually about EJB), and those that are concerned with picking the 'right' container, presumably to satisfy their boss's request for "hey, which one should we buy?" or even "I don't want to learn Weblogic AND WebSphere AND JBoss, its all too much. Just tell me the best one and I'll go study that".

Well, this book isn't going to help anyone from either of those two groups. It's a book aimed at marketing people, managers and those project fringe dwellers like pre-and post sales engineers. These are all valid positions and I'm not dumping on them at all. What I'm trying to say is this; how many salespeople/managers have even heard of JavaRanch, let alone read any postings?

I think this book is in the wrong place, or the audience is in the wrong forum, looking for answers from the wrong book.
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That's all definitely true. We're doing the promotion here for a few reasons.

- I always promote my books on JavaRanch ;>

- Technical people are out there looking for books; managers etc don't know that this book exists for them. I'm looking for technical people with managers who need this book to suggest it to their managers. Or their techwriters, or marketing people, etc.

- This book is good for plain Java programmers, or COBOL, etc., looking to go to J2EE.

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"J2EE: The Big Picture" by Solveig Haugland, Mark Cade, and Anthony Orapallo
Knowledge without coding.
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Originally posted by Jeff Walker:
It is of my opinion that the people here are divided into two camps; technical coders who are looking for a solution to a specific problem (usually about EJB), and those that are concerned with picking the 'right' container, presumably to satisfy their boss's request for "hey, which one should we buy?" or even "I don't want to learn Weblogic AND WebSphere AND JBoss, its all too much. Just tell me the best one and I'll go study that".

Well, this book isn't going to help anyone from either of those two groups. It's a book aimed at marketing people, managers and those project fringe dwellers like pre-and post sales engineers. These are all valid positions and I'm not dumping on them at all. What I'm trying to say is this; how many salespeople/managers have even heard of JavaRanch, let alone read any postings?

I think this book is in the wrong place, or the audience is in the wrong forum, looking for answers from the wrong book.
Jeff Walker
 
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