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Corrected examples should be put on the Web site. This is the only O'Reilly book I've read that wasn't very good.
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.
So why didn't I give it more stars? As others have mentioned, the examples are full of errors. However I also felt the examples were somewhat vacuous. They weren't really that good at explaining the concepts.
The final reason this book now collects dust is that my Java IDE does such a good job of automatically generating the Bean interface that I find the book unnecessary. Perhaps the book has been made obsolete by the advancement of technology?
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A nice little text with useful snippets of code, and advice on
applying them. However, the order of presentation can be a little
confusing. Read more
Actually I bought this book about two years ago, and at that time Java Beans were gaining popularity as an instance of component model for distributed computing. Read morePublished on September 4, 2000 by Sandeep K. Shukla
It covers the basics very well and is a good book for an novice to intermediate java programmer. It would form a good foundation for someone that is moving on to an IDE, such as... Read morePublished on July 5, 2000 by Timothy R Darrough
The book wastes so much time explaining things that are basic components of Java and doesn't go straight to JavaBeans architecture and what JavaBeans are. Read morePublished on May 20, 2000 by Mohamed Almubarak
Has good introduction, as some reviewers have complained, it does not have many examples,but the theoretical part has been dealt quite extensively.Published on March 9, 2000 by Jay