Effective VisualAge for Java, Version 3: Includes Coverage of Versions 3.02 and 3.5 Paperback – Feb 7 2001
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"...To be short, it has been been of value for me as a professional.... Recommended..." (CVu, June 2002)
From the Back Cover
A practical guide to the latest features of Versions 3.02 and 3.5 and a valuable resource for IBM's VisualAge(r) for Java(TM) certification program
Written by experts in IBM software, this book details the newest features of VisualAge for Java that will allow you to build Java applications for e-business environments. The authors uncover the exciting new additions in Versions 3.02 and 3.5 that make it much easier to create scalable e-business applications. Focusing on advanced topics, Stanchfield and Mauny show you how to build, test, and deploy Java applications, JavaBean components, servlets, Java ServerPages, and Enterprise JavaBeans.(TM) You'll also gain a better understanding of how to use the VisualAge for Java's IDE for Enterprise Data Access, distributed programming, enterprise programming, and much more. And you'll also learn tips and techniques for more productive use of your programming time.
A valuable resource for IBM's VisualAge for Java certification program, this book shows how to:
* Create, manage, and edit classes
* Use the integrated and distributed debuggers
* Develop JavaBean components using the BeanInfo Editor
* Apply several design patterns during Visual Composition
* Use AWT and Swing in the VCE
* Program servlets and Java ServerPages
* Create and deploy Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs)
* Integrate additional tools to extend Version 3's functionality
The CD-ROM contains:
* IBM(r) VisualAge(r) for Java(TM) Professional Edition 3.5
* VA Assist from Instantiations, Inc.
* All the code examples from the book
Top Customer Reviews
BTW, Scott, do you really like the repository thingie, though ;-)
Regards, /Ravi Engineering Manager, Bristlecone Inc.
Also, the authors maintain an active mailing list for those who have trouble implementing the examples. They show a cheerful willingness to answer questions.
PS: I passed IBM's Visual Age for Java certification exam with an 85 using this book as my only reference and having never had any on the job experience with the product.
What being said the book has an incredible amount of filler. It really needs a good editing. Particularly bad was the amount of really trivial information. For example on a text box named "Class Name" there is no need to explain that the class name goes here. This tendency to focus on the trivial flawed an otherwise excellent book.
On the negative side, I find too many typos. Also I have found some of the examples incomplete. It would also have been an idea to publish a page with corrections.
But overall, this is probably the best book on VisualAge for Java available today.
Most recent customer reviews
Effective Visualage for Java covers well all the aspects of this incredibly terrible IDE. If you have to use VisualAge, this is the book to get you started. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2003 by Gregory Rollins
As a Sun Certified Programmer,I recommend this book for Visual Age Java exam,
even for version4.
Yesterday, I passed the exam with 90%.
I like this a book. Read more
I like this a book a lot. It is a pretty detailed and effective guide to the Visual Age tool for Java. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2001 by Victor Kamat
Better than those PDF files that come with VAJ. But there are too many, way too many typos!!Published on March 12 2001
I've only just begun using VAJ. The VAJ mindset was quite foreign to me at first and this book has been EXTREMELY useful. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2001 by Charles T Wise
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