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Rick Portugal
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I noticed that volume I is out but volume II has not been published yet. That seems odd to me. They seem like they would go together. Why the separate release dates?

Also, I saw volume I in the bookstore and it looks thinner than past versions. Is it fewer pages, or are you printing on different paper? I wonder if you gave any thought to combining volume I and volume II.

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Hi! Volume 2 has been printed and is at the warehouse now. It will be in bookstores around November 26.

The paper has varied in thickness in the various editions. For greater shelf presence, some editions had very thick paper, and the bookstores loved that.

Readers didn't, and we went to thinner paper, a more compact design, and a very narrow code font. There is actually quite a bit more material in the new edition than in any preceding edition.

Unfortunately, combining two volumes isn't an option--the combined book would have almost 2,000 pages!

Cheers,

Cay
 
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Just a small comment about the book packaging.

Would you consider publishing the book with 2 types of covers? Currently, it should be paperback, but personally, I love hard cover more.

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i agreed having 2 different type of covers is better idea, sometimes is hard to differentiate which is volume 1 or 2 , just my concern
 
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I'd love hardcover too, and have had that discussion with the publisher several times. They won't do it. They claim that they did their research and that people simply won't pay the extra $5-$10 that it would cost (depending on the volume).

I'll bring up the issue again.

Cheers,

Cay
 
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What does Volume 2 cover?
 
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I'd love hardcover too, and have had that discussion with the publisher several times. They won't do it. They claim that they did their research and that people simply won't pay the extra $5-$10 that it would cost (depending on the volume).

So, they can just perform a market seperation. Say, for each 1000 books, there are 10 books with hardcover and the rest is paper back. Thus, people who wanna buy hardcover has their offer. Just like what Sybex does.


I'll bring up the issue again.

Thanks, we are waiting for your good news.

Nick
 
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What does Volume 2 cover?

It covers advanced topics like:

  • Multithreading
  • Distributed objects
  • Databases
  • JNDI and LDAP
  • Advanced GUI components
  • Native methods
  • XML processing
  • Network programming
  • Collection classes
  • Advanced graphics
  • Internationalization
  • JavaBeans
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  • Details can be found from:
    http://www.phptr.com/title/0131118269

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    Pradeep,

    There is also a sample chapter for chapter 2: Collections, which covers the following areas:

  • Collection Interfaces.
  • Concrete Collections.
  • The Collections Framework.
  • Algorithms.
  • Legacy Collections.


  • You might download it to have a look:
    http://www.phptr.com/content/images/0131118269/samplechapter/0131118269_ch02.pdf

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    Which vol contains vargs?
     
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