10 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2008 4:56 PM by Andy Conn

    Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!

    Dan Allen Master

      Seam is a broad platform and growing. The more information you have, the better you will understand it and be able to be productive with it. That is why I have made two chapters from my upcoming book, Seam in Action, available to you for free. My hope is that they can serve as an immediate reference while you (and I) are waiting for the publishing process to play out.


      You can read a summary of the two chapters on my AmazonConnect blog.


      I hope that you enjoy these two chapters and that they help you with your decision of which framework to choose. Please don't hesitate to contact me, either through my website or the Seam in Action forums, if you have feedback to share. In the spirit of open source, we can achieve great things by putting our minds together.


      I am hard at work polishing up the rest of the book so that it can make its way to production and eventually into your hands so that it can guide you through your next Seam project!

        • 1. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
          System Administrator Expert

          any update on the next MEAP release/availability of chapters 8-14?  I have a MEAP license.  Pretty decent reading by the way.  thx.

          • 2. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
            Dan Allen Master

            Note: Keep in mind that these are early release chapters. They have not yet been through the rigorous technical and copy editing process that you would expect for the final manuscript.

            • 3. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
              Dan Allen Master

              Arbi Sookazian wrote on Feb 22, 2008 06:15 PM:


              any update on the next MEAP release/availability of chapters 8-14?  I have a MEAP license.  Pretty decent reading by the way.  thx.


              We are working to get the remaining chapters of the book into MEAP sometime next week.


              I will admit that it hasn't been the smoothest roll out, but then again, this is my first time working with that system so some kinks are to be expected.

              • 4. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                Hussein Baghdadi Novice

                I have all Seam books in the market, your book seems to be the best.
                Can hardly wait to put my hand on.

                • 5. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                  Samuel Doyle Apprentice

                  Really looking forward to this what is the ETA on the release?

                  • 6. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                    Dan Allen Master

                    I am thrilled (and tremendously relieved) to announce that the full manuscript of Seam in Action has been released through the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). This release entails a completely revamped first chapter and editorial improvements through chapter 7 based on the feedback from a very dedicated group of reviewers. I am expecting to have at least one more MEAP release that incorporates the feedback into the remaining chapters of the book.


                    The full book is expected in early summer. I was hoping for JavaOne, but most authors will nod their heads to the fact that you don't always get what you wish for when publishing a book. We might get something in print by then, but it will be softbound. I am going to be speaking at Jazoon in the summer, which is the conference I hope to have the printed and bound book in hand.


                    • 7. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                      Bolke de Bruin Newbie

                      I pressed the pre-order button today on Amazon (needed multiple books)

                      • 8. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                        Dan Allen Master

                        Great to hear! That motivates me all the more to kick it into high gear to materialize the book. I can already picture it on my shelf, but hopefully readers like yourself will want to keep it in your back pocket.

                        • 9. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                          Ashish Kulkarni Newbie

                          Hi Dan,


                          Its a well written book.


                          However, the examples in Chapter 10 are not working for me as they refer to Golfer entity and this entity has not been described anywhere.


                          I even tried to download all the sourcecode. However, to no avail.


                          Can you please help? This is with reference to Listing 10.1.


                          Also, there is a reference to

                          #{courseHome.instance}

                          on page 342. This should be
                          #{roundHome.instance}

                          .


                          Can I get a copy of the entire sourcecode for this chapter please?


                          Best Regards,


                          Ashish.

                          • 10. Re: Two free chapters from Seam in Action available!
                            Andy Conn Newbie

                            5 words:  This book saved my life!


                            Dan,


                            I have never written a book review before but am unable to contain myself in this case.  I bought the pre-release version from Manning out of desperation to make head or tails out of what I have been doing with Seam, JSF, EJB etc.


                            My perspective may be a bit different in that I am relatively new (7-8 months) to web development of any sort and fairly new to Java.  The learning curve has been steep and painful.  Compounded with this is that I am running solo with no peer group to keep me on the narrow path.


                            I chose SEAM after an initial web app strictly with JSF, EJB3.  I was relieved at how much less code I had to write to accomplish things.  However, SEAM introduces a whole new set of complexities and some of the nuances have really thrown me.


                            The Michael Yuan/Thomas Heute book is a good resource for whetting the appetite.  However it covers v1.0 SEAM and it fairly introductory. 


                            What I had been missing and was desperately needing was a full understanding of what is happening under the covers; something that fully connects the dots.  Your book does just that!  It has eliminated much of the confusion that was besetting me.  I having been reading it voraciously since I downloaded it.


                            The community will greatly benefit from this resource.  I love the thorough, careful, methodical explanations that step you through what is really going one.  The abundant charts and graphics expose detail and subtleties that a developer really needs to know.


                            This will be my primary goto resource.  I hope the example code will be available for download soon.


                            Thanks for hitting a home run with this.


                            - Andy Conn