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Subject [Jakarta Commons Wiki] Updated: JakartaCommonsResources
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2004 16:29:24 GMT
   Date: 2004-11-17T08:29:24
   Editor: HenriYandell <>
   Wiki: Jakarta Commons Wiki
   Page: JakartaCommonsResources

   no comment

Change Log:

@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
  * I'm drooling at the thought of Tim's book. The Commons and Cookbook concepts suit each
other very well and I think this is a possible classic. Very well suited to any fans of the
Perl Cookbook or people with some experience of Commons already I am going to guess (I've
not seen any form of the text for this yet).
  * I've never read a SourceBeat book, so have little clue on Jonathan's text. It's been coming-soon
for almost a year now it seems though, which has been dissapointing. The blog is interesting,
and suggests Jonathan will be focusing on a smaller set of components than I would expect.
One advantage of the SourceBeat approach is that we're promised updates to the text on a subscription
model. So when released, it should stay more up to date on versions of the components than
other books.
  * Vikram's series of articles at were probably the first piece of text on Commons
as a whole to be published. His forthcoming book will join Harshad's as a standard style text
on Commons. I've draft-reviewed this one too, so more salt. The diffentiating factor for me
here is the author's style; Harshad's better suits inexperienced developers, while Vikram
is more efficient.
+ * My school-German is too weak nowadays to understand Torsten's book. It's niche is quite
clear, though whether a speaker of German and English would prefer it, I don't know.
 So in summary:
@@ -32,5 +33,6 @@
  * Tim's: Current users of Commons.
  * Jonathan's: Subscription model.
  * Vikram's: Experienced Java developers.
+ * Torsten's: German text.
 (/End of Opinion)

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