Media praise for Jakarta Commons Cookbook

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"I would rate this book as well worth the money. Open source is changing the dynamics of software development. More and more companies are using them in their products. Employers specifically look for such skills while hiring. Understanding open source projects is pretty valuable and the commons projects are a very good starting point. Complex opens ource projects like apache axis etc use the commons libraries internally and knowing these projects could be very useful. This book addresses a very important need in the industry."
--Shivakumar Jayaraman, Silcon Valley BEA User Group, May 2005

"Timothy M. O'Brien's Jakarta Commons Cookbook...provides straight-to-the-point directions and examples for mining the gold in [the Commons] libraries: math, closures, collections, XML, logging and a bunch more."
--Software Development, March 2005