Distributed Programming With Java
||Author: Qusay H. Mahmoud|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: Manning Publications Company (January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 184,349
Average Customer Rating: 3.3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Good book about RMI, sockets programming
I bought two books at the same time when I start to learn rmi. One is this book, another one is "java.rmi Guide".
Before I start, the second one seems more attractive as its name implies,so I decided to use "java.rmi Guide" as the main book, use the Distributed programming with Java only as a reference, but when I start learning, I read the "java.rmi Guide", I was totally lost, the book full of concepts with few examples.
So finally, I spent most of my time on "Distributed programming in Java" because this book not only explains the concepts very clearly, but also gives out many good examples. At least, when I read it and run the codes in this book, I know what I am doing and why.
As some readers suggested: maybe the java.rmi Guide is good for experienced, but not for beginners.
For beginners who want to learn RMI and CORBA, "Distributed Programming with Java" is the most appropiate book for them.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have been looking for a good book to learn sockets programming. I saw this book @ BN and I liked the stuff on sockets. I bought it and I have enjoyed the chapters on sockets programming -- cool stuff with lots of sample examples. There are some minor errors here and there but it was worth the money.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Believe the bad reviews
I bought this book for its coverage on RMI. When comparing similar books at the bookstore I simply bought the book with the most pages of coverage for RMI. Well, I made a terrible choice. I've read and reread the coverage of RMI in this book. It IS frought with errors and the coverage of the topic is shallow. Examples are presented without sufficient explanation (besides containing errors). If you want to learn RMI, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!
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