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I am using IBM Websphere Studio Application Developer 5.x
I want to find a good WSAD book.
I found 3 books on Amazon:
1) Introduction to Web Application Development with
IBM WebSphere Studio, An: IBM Certified Associate Developer
(IBM Certification Study Guides)
by Gary Craig and Peter Jakab
September 2003
2) Developing J2EE Applications with WebSphere Studio:
IBM Certified Enterprise Developer (IBM Certification Study Guides)
by Howard Kushner et al
August 2003
3) WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0
by Igor Livshin
June 2003

Can anybody recommend one of these books?
p.s. - IBM Redbook
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I like using the redbooks from IBM the best. I had purchased a book specific to VAJ 3.5.3 and it became obsolete in a short time when we upgraded to WSAD 4 and then 5.0 Another developer I knew said the same thing. You will probably only be able to use it for a few months at best. The changes in WSAD 4 to 5 apply as well. A book on version 4 won't help a whole lot for WSAD 5.0
There are more selections now than just the programmers guide for redbooks. Topics include: WSAD 5 Programmers Guide, AppDevHandbook, EJB Development, Websphere Quick Reference to name a few. Just do a search under the redbooks site.
Bill Hahn has some very good tutorials available as well. Those have helped me with WSAD more than books I had purchased. I use the purchased books for more general topics, like Servlet Programming, EJB's, Java 2, etc...
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There's my book as well (below).
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If you startout with WSAD I can recommend Igor's book see my review
If however you are an advanced user that wants to get more out of WSAD I can recommend Kyle's book.
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