Great stuff! This is the ultimate missing manual to Jakarta Commons.
Written for developers and architects with real work to do, the Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf is a collection of 14 PDF modules, each focused on one of the main Commons components. Commons is a collection of over twenty open-source Java tools broadly ranging from logging, validation, bean utilities and XML parsing. The Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf summarizes the rationale behind each component and then provides expert explanations and hands-on examples of their use. You will learn to easily incorporate the Jakarta Commons components into your existing Java applications.
Why spend countless hours writing thousands of lines of code, when you can use the Jakarta Commons re-usable components instead? Each of the packages is independent of the others, so you can quickly pick which of the Commons components you want to learn about.
Why is Jakarta Commons so popular? Because it provides re-usable solutions to your everyday development tasks. Make your work life better starting today. Purchase the Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf and get the guidance of an experienced Jakarta Commons pro.
Vikram Goyal, author of Beginning JSP 2.0 and Professional JSP Site Design, regularly writes how-to articles on open source projects. His series of articles on Jakarta Commons was the first such effort to make sense out of the chaotic world of Jakarta Commons. His article series is still reflected in the official main entry page of Jakarta Commons as the only online series covering these components. Vikram is a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform. Vikram lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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...this manuscript is packed with incredibly useful information.
...has something for every developer. Well organized and structured.
It is extremely well written, has outstanding examples that work, and provides excellent documentation.
Vikram's articles for O'Reilly mean that he's got as high visibility as anyone for Commons literature. The articles are linked from the Commons site itself.
There is ample background, context, and in-depth information to complement freely available materials.
Very well written. Interesting, engaging, sometimes humorous in a good way.