Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Well, we'll certainly go back to the drawing board on some of this stuff, but I'd like to ask a question...
Did anyone 'get' that a lot of the 'team related' stuff in the book has to do with how Sun imagines large web apps being staffed? It's not so much that we're saying Rah-Rah let's everyone do it the way Sun recommends... it's just that in the J2EE arena, the certifications do, to varying degrees, test you on at least understanding Sun's recommendations for things like team makeup...
So I'm guessing from this thread that that idea didn't come through too well... is that right?
Either way it does not matter. In my opinion, those who choose Head First books are almost always entirely from one single group, Freshers("Those People") just out of college or who will shortly be graduating. Most of the time it is people trying to LEARN how a technology works and NOT, I emphasize NOT trying to RIG up a school project with someone else's code.
Other People (I mean those who have Industry EXPERIENCE) would find it SHAMEFUL (and rightly so) for reading a book with lots and lots of pictures in the presence of others.(I mean your colleagues, seniors, team leads, managers etc..)
These guys would definitely stay away or criticize (or play down) the Head First books. I ASSUME they hate the books for imparting knowledge to any and every layman, while making it impossible for them to learn. Tough Luck! Indeed.
"Team Environment" and following the guidelines of SUN are OVERRIDDEN (with POWER and ENVY) in the real world.
Welcome SNOW! (What helps you to learn is not Good Enough! If you try to learn, what I'm good at, you'll have to face my wrath) to the real World.
This isn't the time to close this thread. Lets conclude what kind of books everyone likes. (I'm naming no one here. Take Note, x HOT)
[ July 22, 2005: Message edited by: chowdary Thammineedi ]