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    Up And Coming SitePoint Books

    Is there any chance that SitePoint will publish a book on Java? I will need to learn that probably within the next year or so for a new development project which is underway at work. Sure would be nice to add a SP book on that subject to my bookshelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinyl-junkie
    Is there any chance that SitePoint will publish a book on Java? I will need to learn that probably within the next year or so for a new development project which is underway at work. Sure would be nice to add a SP book on that subject to my bookshelf.
    Ooh, that could be quite nice. *hint, hint*, SitePoint.

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    ***DOM/javascript***

    did I hear DOM? Wait... I think it says.................. "javascript/DOM Anthology"

    Nah.... I must be hallucinating.


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    Sorry vinyl-junkie but I am not sure about a java book.

    Duuudie, there is a DHTML Anthology book right around the corner. It sounds like it will be your kind of book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    Ooh, that could be quite nice. *hint, hint*, SitePoint.
    Do your own homework

    I agree that a Java/JSP book would be cool. Or even more blog posts from Kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Do your own homework
    Why should I when I have you? Why just do a few lines of code when I have my own private Vinnie to make me a huge large method for whatever I need?

    And yes... more Java articles would be nice too. I've been liking the recent few or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    Sorry vinyl-junkie but I am not sure about a java book.

    Duuudie, there is a DHTML Anthology book right around the corner. It sounds like it will be your kind of book.
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    Just to clarify:

    The upcoming book on DHTML/JavaScript/DOM is DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design with JavaScript & DOM, written by Stuart Langridge and tech edited by Simon Willison. It's a tutorial-based book, not an Anthology-style cookbook. It'll be published very shortly (I think it's an absolutely fantastic book).

    We do have plans for a Build Your Own.. Java/JSP book, but it's unlikely that we'll get around to publishing it soon - there are only so many books we can work on at one time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Mackie
    We do have plans for a Build Your Own.. Java/JSP book, but it's unlikely that we'll get around to publishing it soon - there are only so many books we can work on at one time
    Spose I'll just have to wait then. Nice to hear it though.

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    I am guessing that a Java/JSP book would have to be pretty big and pretty comprehensive to cover all of the intricacies of the subject. I would definitely be interested in it though

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    Thanks for the info, Simon. Sounds like I won't be able to wait for a SP book considering my circumstances, but I'll still buy it when it's published.
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    thanks for the info Simon. I can't wait to read this book. Javascript/DOM is my goal for this year.


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    xml php book

    any news of when the sitepoint xml php book will be released
    Last edited by rich_gib; Jan 19, 2005 at 07:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    I am guessing that a Java/JSP book would have to be pretty big and pretty comprehensive to cover all of the intricacies of the subject.
    I have an old JSP book from 2001 and it's about 900 pages long. There's been a lot added to JSP/servlets in those 4 years too

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I have an old JSP book from 2001 and it's about 900 pages long. There's been a lot added to JSP/servlets in those 4 years too
    Yep, and now you have Struts, Java 5.0, and things like Hibernate (the mapping service) so things could get big very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    Yep, and now you have Struts, Java 5.0, and things like Hibernate (the mapping service) so things could get big very quickly.
    Off Topic:

    Yeah, keeping up to date on JSP stuff can be its own full-time job. I'm in the middle of learning JSTL and all the other stuff that's come out in the last couple of years that I haven't kept up with.

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    It's alright... we'll just need a 4000 page book, you hear that SitePoint?

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    Just rename the C# book JSP random title. Change a few words here and there and no one will notice
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    There are plenty of good books for learning the basics of Java, as well as server-side Java. One of the best books for Java is Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java, and he actually publishes it for FREE on the web. Can't beat that. For Servlets/JSP, I like Core Servlets and JavaServerPages, from Sun Press, and the second book, More Servlets and JSP. I've also heard that the Head First book is good, and judging from the other Professional titles, I would think that Professional Servlets is good as well.

    As for other technologies/frameworks such as Struts, JSF, Spring, Hibernate, etc, they are large enough topics on their own that nobody could write a book that thoroughly covers them all. The Servlet specification is huge enough on its own...then you add in all these other frameworks that you want/have to use, and you end up with a pretty nice library

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    The O'Relly heads first books are rather good as well
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    With all this stuff about how good XML is meant to be I'd like a book on how implement XML/XSTL + OO-PHP/MySQL = XHTML/CSS with PHP4.X and Sablotron and with PHP 5.X (both with a Windows XP/Apache 1.X platform)

    I also would love it if it was written with case-studies (ie: a content-management system that uses XML/XSTL + PHP,etc)

    I would also like to know how to applications with Flash - there is a book out there, but its too expensive.

    Thanks.

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    *raises hand*

    I would also like to read a SitePoint Java book. (I'm learning JSP and refreshing my old Java knowledge right now... there's lots to it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_gib
    any news of when the sitepoint xml php book will be released
    No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP will be the next book out the door. Sometime in February.
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    I am also interested in reading Sitepoint Java book. Also if sitepoint shows with references to yahoo games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mickiewicz
    "No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP" will be the next book out the door. Sometime in February.
    Now that is cool...


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