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Difference between HFJS and and Murach's Java Servlet and JSP

 
Gautam Joshi
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Hi Murach,

I am planning to buy new book for JSP and Servlet , So, I want to know about the methodology to make topic graspable very quickly,if you have applied
as HFJS has already implemented one, Brain Friendly. This is my first question...What methodology you have applied for us?

and my another question is : Why you have choosed Netbeans IDE over Eclipse..? Because, eclipse is widely used in the industry.

Thanks...in Advance.

With Regards.
 
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Yes, I have read the Head First Servlets and JSP book, and I learned a few things from it. I like its methodology for teaching concepts, but I don't think that methodology is as good for teaching practical skills, and I don't think it works very well for reference.

Our methodology was developed by my dad over decades of writing technical books (starting with books about COBOL back in the 70s). His theory is that writing practical applications as quickly as possible is the best way to engage a reader. So, all of our books attempt to get the reader to develop a non-trivial application as early in the book as possible. After that, we try to expand upon that application to teach the rest of the skills that are required to excel with a particular technology.

To make it easier to grasp the skills, we use a presentation technique that we call "paired pages", where the essential syntax and code examples are on the right page and the textual explanation is on the left page. We find this makes it easy to learn faster while reading less, and it makes for an excellent reference format for later.
 
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Oh, and we decided to use NetBeans over Eclipse because we think it's easier to get started with NetBeans. Once you know how to write servlet/JSP applications with NetBeans, I don't think it's hard to switch to Eclipse if you need to.
 
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I really like..what you have said, and convinced with your decision of choosing netbeans as well as with the technique you are using.

Now, I have no doubt regarding your book. Actually, your books are popular in students. But I just want to ask the questions which is raised in my mind.


Thanks.. for sharing your precious time to make my doubt clear.!

Of Course, I am even interested in win this book..LOL...., If not win, I will purchase it.
 
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Thanks for the kind words. I hope you win the book!
 
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Hi Joel,

I have just looked around the new features of a Netbeans 8.0 and I am totally flattered with this new COOL features and
now get that you can even develop commercial application without paying any kind of license fees. Before some years ago it was not the case,if I am not wrong.


Thanks & Regards,
Gautam joshi.
 
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