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I posted this message last year; now, with the book new and improved and actually quite different and with a different publisher, I'm posting this note again.
Mark Cade (from Sun, same team as John Crupi et al) and Anthony Orapallo (sun instructor) and I have written "J2EE: The Big Picture." It's for anyone who just wants to get the gist of what J2EE is all about without getting buried in the code right off the top.
I'm looking for reviewers who would like to read part or all of it. It's at second draft stage which means I'm NOT looking for info about typos, weird graphics things, pagination, etc. What I would love to find out from y'all is:
- Does it make sense?
- Do you like it?
- What is your technical level? (We're verifying our original findings that it is not only suitable for semitechies like blackbox QA and techwriters and tech marketing but also for techies who know other stuff but not J2EE. Or who might know servlets but not EJBs.)
What I'm looking to get back is comments like this:
"Page 43, second paragraph: this really makes sense to me. I was just wondering, though, if beans can do this, why do I care about servlets?"
"Page 174, third paragraph: I thought that entity beans were like badgers, fierce but loyal? If so, why characterize them here as mild-mannered mice?"
"This whole book is so ridiculously casual, it makes Head First seem like an encyclopedia. Get some dignity!"
"LOVE the casual tone. I finally understand what the container is."
If you're interested, write to me at and tell me the following:
Your name, job, location, etc.
Your general techiness level
That you aren't employed by any publisher
That you promise to just read the file and give feedback, and not distribute it electronically or physically
Then I'll point you at the location of the file.
I'd like to get feedback by next Monday the 22nd, though a little later is OK. If you'd like to read it all, great; if you'd like to focus, then:
Last name A-G Part I
Last name H-N Part II
Last name O-T Part III
Last name U-Z Part IV
I think that's it.
I appreciate any and all reviewers! If you reviewed last time and would like to do so again, it's definitely a different book by now though the same general level and conversational tone.
Solveig Haugland
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