On Jul 11, 2012 Markus Eisele wrote:Good job in taking over such a piece of history and making it up to date!
Hard to judge on this one. Beside the fact that I have a personal history with this book, I still believe that is helpful to people which want to get a good and basic introduction to the EJB programming model. The clear separation from any appserver makes this only half as valuable than it could be. And this is the surprising bottom line. I still would prefer any vendor specific book over a plain technology focused one. Anyway, congratulations to Andrew for doing a good job in taking over such a piece of history and making it up to date. And thanks to O'Reilly for keeping traditions alive. Full Review >
On Jan 6, 2011 Markus Eisele wrote:It's an amazing book. And it is very hard to read.
Beautiful Code is a collection of essays from some well known software engineers. I was really looking forward reviewing this one because of the interest I have in other people's ways of solving problems. To make it short: It's an amazing book. And it is very hard to read. If you are thinking about buying it, make sure you have the time to deep dive into it, otherwise it will only be a nice, blue spine in your rack. Full Review >