Java for ColdFusion Developers

Author: Eben Hewitt
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ISBN: 0130461806
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (07 January, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 74,612
Average Customer Rating: 4.88 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
A book that speaks in terms CF developers can understand
Finally a book that didn't assume I was coming from a C/C++ background. I have between eight and ten different books that looked like "the one" to teach me what I wanted to know in Java. I have little interest in learning applets or SWING based interfaces...my interest is in web based interfaces. This book spoke in terms I could understand easily based on a ColdFusion frame of reference. Eben Hewitt does a great job comparing and contrasting java data structures with ColdFusion ones and letting the CF developer know exactly what the pros and cons the different approaches entail. Th examples are good and applicable to the types of applications I would build. I strongly recommend this book.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Must-Have Java Book for ColdFusion Developers
A common experience for someone who wants to learn Java is to end up buying too many books, each covering a different aspect (servlet, JSP, Jakarta Struts, ad nauseum), with overlapping topics, and at times even contradicting one another. Eben Hewitt, who has written extensively about ColdFusion and also authored a ColdFusion training course on CD-ROM, has probably written the only book book on Java that you'll need if you are a ColdFusion developer.

His writing is clear, concise, and he tries everywhere possible to relate Java to some aspect of what a ColdFusion developer does in CFML. His coverage of Java may not be as thorough as a Java purist (or fanatic) would want, but everything you need to know is really there within one book, instead of maybe ten. It is enough to wet your appetite, and if you then are still a glutton for punishment, you should seek more detailed and specific reference for the particular platform that you are working in, be it SUN's, IBM's, BEA's, or whatever vendor software your company happens to be using. But, Java is platform-independent, you say! Well, there is this bridge in Brooklyn...


Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Book
This was a great book, a few of the chapters you have to read through again, but that is more due to the complexity of Java than the writers fault. The one thing I really liked about this book is that it deals specifically with real world application of Java with Coldfusion on the server and was very easy to follow, unlike some Java books that jump all over the place using snippets of code or techniques that were not covered in previous chapters.

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