Developing Java Beans
||Author: Robert Englander|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (01 June, 1997)
Sales Rank: 15,742
Average Customer Rating: 3.3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Events? Adaptors? Applets? What about Beans?
I've been programming for 10 years, and I have 2 bookcases full of ORA and ADW books. I have to say that this is among the most confusing programming books I've seen.
I'm in the same position as the guy below who's confused after 3 chapters. The first couple of chapters of this book seem to be a tutorial about event handling, and applet creation. Applets? I have no idea where the author is going with this stuff. It's not that I don't understand the concept of event handling, it's just that this guy does not explain what the heck handlers and listeners have to do with beans. I'm sure they do, somehow...
Perhaps if the author provided an an explanation up front about where he's going with the code, I'd stick with the program. Even better, how about an overview of why beans are so great and useful, with some trivial examples. Then progress to the 'real world' stuff.
I'm dissapointed with this book because I need to learn about Beans... fast. 3 chapters of working bean code and good examples would have been enough for my instincts to kick in and take me the rest of the way. I don't have the time to search for answers, I thought that a $30.00 investment in an ORA book would have saved me hours of searching. Well, not this time.
If you can get the applets from chapters 1 and/or 2 working, please post how in this forum. You'd be doing a lot of folks a favor. Good luck figuring out if you should be compiling *.java.1 or *.java.2 examples.
That's enough about this one... Now I have to find a GOOD beans book.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Confusing book about beans
This is not a good tutorial about Java Beans. In order to explain the Java Bean concept you have to start with the Java Beans specifications of Sun. This would answer question about which things are relevant and why they are relevant in JavaBeans development. Now the the reader almost jumps into a long winded explanation about events and adapters, wondering why this is relevant and what the writer wants to explain. To make matters worse: the example contains errors! Basically, after the first three chapters I was utterly confused.
This book also needs a clearer description about the use of Java Beans. In a next update we definitely need a chapter about how JavaBeans are used in Java Server Pages.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Good book, but not only about Java Beans though.
This book is titled "Developing Java Beans". It spends lots of time to talk about the detailed architecture of Event model and other important topics used in Beans. It is well written and easy to follow. However, may not be the good book for those poeple in a rush just want to how to write a Java Beans.
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