Johannes de Jong
posted 15 years ago
- Author - David Flanagan, Jim Farley,William Crawford
- Publisher - O'Reilly & Associates (info, errata)
- Bunkhouse Category - J2EE & Distributed Computing
One of the best things about the Java Enterprise CD Bookshelf from O'Reilly is the search feature for this collection of seven Java Enterprise books that I find myself looking through time after time. It's nice to have both electronic and print versions of books and this collection provides some good electronic Java Enterprise books on CD-ROM in HTML format. After arrival of the CD Bookshelf, I was able to jump into my favorite web browser and start reading the books right off the CD (no installation required). I was also able to search for text not only in the book I was viewing but all the books in the collection at once. The applet based search feature allows (AND/OR) operations and helps make this electronic "bookshelf" an excellent on-line guide for a Java Enterprise developer. In addition to the electronic books, this collection also comes with a print copy of Java Enterprise In A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. Unfortunately this printed book was written before Sun announced J2EE. However, the text still covers the useful basics of JDBC, RMI, JNDI, EJB and Servlets. Lastly, although this collection contains Java in a Nutshell (Third Edition), I don't consider this the best introductory book to Java. For this series, it is useful if you are already pretty familiar with Java.
Overall, a good Java Enterprise developer on-line reference set.
(John Ternlund - ranchhand, July 2001)
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[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited July 14, 2001).]