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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: [ANNOUNCE] Shameless Plug: Struts Kick Start now available for shipping at Amazon
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 18:47:24 GMT
I just received my copy, so I'll post a review sometime next week. The initial look is very
good and it looks well researched.

Simon



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dudley.Butt@za.didata.com [mailto:Dudley.Butt@za.didata.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:16 AM
>To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
>Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCE] Shameless Plug: Struts Kick Start now available
>for shipping at Amazon
>
>
>thanx for the info guys, i think everyones done a damn nice 
>job of it all,
>i've decided that I'm just going to have to buy all 3, i just 
>can't seem to
>decide which one or two to buy....excellent job!!
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kevin.Bedell@sunlife.com [mailto:Kevin.Bedell@sunlife.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 5:37 PM
>To: Struts Users Mailing List
>Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCE] Shameless Plug: Struts Kick Start now available
>for shipping at Amazon
>
>
>
>
>As James co-author, let me speak to this.
>
>To begin with - I'd like to say that all authors that have put together
>books on Struts have put a lot of work into it and have all 
>done well. I've
>read most all the books that are currently available and have 
>to honest -
>they're all good! No bad words about any of them.
>
>Certainly, as well, I'd feel better if someone on the list who 
>has seen the
>book stepped in to answer this. Better probably for everyone to get an
>unbiased answer. Kind of hard for me, really, to be unbiased! :->
>
>That being said, we did take specific steps to differentiate:
>
> - We include a CD-ROM with Struts, JDK 1.4, mysql, strutstestcase, the
>struts console, Junit, ant, cactus, Axis, JBoss, etc so all code is
>included for windows and Linux.
> - We have working sample code for almost every struts tag. 
>It's designed
>for cutting and pasting.
> - We provided working sample apps including code, build 
>scripts and step
>by step instructions for integration with JBoss for EJB's and 
>Axis for Web
>Services
> - We provided coverage of Ant build scripts, JUnit and Cactus 
>testing with
>struts test case.
>
>That's enough I guess to just say that we worked hard to create a good,
>usable book. We're currently working with a couple of 
>developer sites to
>arrange publication of more sample chapters.The people at SAMS 
>are doing a
>great job with the promotions.
>
>And again, I've read Chuck's book and really liked it. While I 
>haven't read
>Ted, et al's book it looks great as well  - and Ted has made 
>such a unique
>contribution to Struts that he's certainly earned a special 
>place. (Ted's
>publisher Manning has put out some great titles recently including Erik
>Hatcher's Ant book).
>
>If anyone has more specific questions I'd prefer to take them off list
>unless the person believes their discussion is of value to the wider
>audience of Struts users.
>
>Thanks for asking!
>Kevin
>
>http://www.strutskickstart.com
>
>
>
>
>
>Dudley.Butt@za.didata.com on 12/13/2002 10:10:59 AM
>
>Please respond to "Struts Users Mailing List"
>       <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>
>To:    struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
>cc:     (bcc: Kevin Bedell/Systems/USHO/SunLife)
>Subject:    RE: [ANNOUNCE] Shameless Plug: Struts Kick Start 
>now available
>       fo   r shipping at Amazon
>
>
>looks like a good buy, but ....
>how do u feel your book is different or offers something 
>advantageous in
>comparison to Chuck Cavaness' or Craig's book?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: James Turner [mailto:turner@blackbear.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 8:05 AM
>To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
>Cc: struts-dev@jakarata.apache.org
>Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Shameless Plug: Struts Kick Start now available for
>shipping at Amazon
>
>
>Well, I may not have gotten my copies yet from the publisher, but you
>can order "Struts Kick Start" now from Amazon for immediate delivery:
>
>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672324725
>
>Buy one, buy two.  They make great stocking stuffers.  Use them as door
>stops.  Learn to use the enclosed CD as a lethal thrown weapon. Fun for
>the whole family.
>
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