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Sun Series books (off topic)

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Joined: 2004-07-23

Sorry for this post, but I was looking through the latest edition of the Sun Series book "Core Java Fundamentals: Volume I" earlier today and was astonished at chapter 1. The author discusses the benefits of an IDE, but only mentions Eclipse. No mention of Netbeans or any other IDE. The author then demonstrates how to build the Hello World application in Eclipse, complete with screenshots, and then states that they will cover debugging with Eclipse in chapter 11. Does Sun not have someone look over these books before allowing them to be printed under the Sun Series logo? Nothing against Eclipse, but it appears that someone at Sun severely dropped the ball on this. I would have expected at least a mention of other IDEs that included Netbeans. Even Emacs and jEdit got an honorable mention.

Sorry for the rant.