Packt book reviews

I was contacted last week by Packt Publishing. They made me the following offer: I was to choose the books I wished in their catalog and then write an article for each of them.

I gave this offer much thought and finally said yes on the condition I was to be free to say what I really thought about the book. Since I’m not known for my soft stances on many subjects, I’m really looking forward to write my first article; first, to evaluate the book’s material in itself and second, to see whether Packt will really play the game.

I’m expecting the delivery of 2 books right now:

So expect to see these book reviews in a couple of months. I promise to really speak my mind, whether good or bad and to be straight (but fair). Ok, this may sound exaggerated but I’m really serious about it. Since I happened to stumble upon a PDF chapter of the Maven’s book some time back, and found very interesting plugins in it I did not know about, I have very high expectations. I also am currently writing my first Flex front-end so these two themes are dear to me.

I was asked to put free chapters for each book for download so here they are:

Chapter 6 - Useful Maven Plugins Chapter 5 - Working with XML,32,32,link=

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Nicolas Fränkel

Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.

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