Frank Carver

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (13 of 14)
Birthday: July 24
In My Own Words:
I live in Ipswich, Suffolk, teach at Suffolk College, and work with computers. I am the author of the popular 'Friki' software, and a 'sherrif' at See:


Top Reviewer Ranking: 492,417 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 14
Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction &hellip
This book is intended to be a course text book for an introductory course in Java and Object Oriented Programming. The authors have made a conscious decision to cover the material in a different order to almost all other books on the subject. You won't find an initial chapter on classpaths, compilation and the main method, there's no pseudo-procedural "hello, world" example. The book leaps straight in to creating objects from classes, examining values and calling methods.
There is a trick to all this, of course. The book is based on a kind of Java development environment optimised for teaching called "BlueJ". BlueJ is a free download, and a copy is included on a CD… Read more
JSP: Practical Guide for Programmers by Robert Brunner
This is a slim and easy to read book which covers JSP 2.0 in just about the right amount of detail to get a competent Java programmer up to speed quickly and effectively. As well as JSP there is a also a very brief and shallow introduction to a few other associated technologies: servlets, CSS etc.
The writing style is polished and comfortable, but a worrying number of typos and other errata have slipped through the editing process, in particular in the first part of the book. I suggest it would be a good idea to check the associated web site before relying on the printed code and configuration examples. I'm also uneasy about the choice of example application used as a case study… Read more
Java for the Web with Servlets, JSP, and EJB: A De&hellip by Budi Kurniawan
This is a big and heavy book, but it needs to be to cover the scope of servlets, JSP and EJB in a practical and detailled way, It includes a lot of real code listings for practical projects. The downside with wide-scope books is that sometimes individual areas get less attention than they might in a more specific book. To some degree that's true for the EJB material in this book. What the book covers well is getting all the various server-side Java APIS to work together. If you want an in-depth treatment of EJB you are much better off getting one of the more focussed EJB books. This book covers Servlets 2.3, JSP 1.2, and some of EJB 2.0.