minutia press.
Deitel and Deitel do it again (again, again, again, again)

I just received my desk review copy of Java How to Program , now in its fifth edition. The book is 1500 pages long. To put that in perspective, the primer on C that most people used (K and R) was 280 pages, and that included a lot of standard-library documentation.

Why is this book so long?

Well, it includes OOD with the UML and Design Patterns, JDBC, Servlets, and JSP. The book includes a CD-ROM, multicolor pages, OOD/UML case studies, Swing, Java New IO, Regular Expressions, and a secret decoder ring.

I think I'll wait for the Cliff Notes or the movie, whichever surfaces first.