Posted by sfshaza
on April 24, 2008 at 9:06 AM PDT
The Java Tutorials (note the plural) are really many tutorials combined in a single entity. The "core" tutorial, which was published as a standalone book, describes the core of the Java language. Then there's the Swing tutorial, a sizable chunk of the tutorials describing the client side of things. Finally, there are the "specialized trails", such as JDBC, i18n, 2D, RMI, and so on.
When we write a core or a swing tutorial, we try to stick to information of interest to most people. (The infamous 80/20 rule.) We don't want to overwhelm, so we avoid more esoteric subjects, the more arcane bits of info that are not of interest to most. This is less true of the "specialized" trails which, by definition, are often covering information that most people may not want to know.
Does this make sense to you? Are there any tutorials where we need to more fully explore a subject? Any where we overwhelm with extraneous information?
Thanks for you thoughts.