How to Talk About Jini, J2EE, and Web Services at a Cocktail Party.

It’s all so predictable. There you are at a dinner party, sipping a second martini, when the conversation turns, inevitably, to distributed programming.

The story of my life.

I’ve been reading Head First Java. It’s refreshing, fun, and engaging in a way that I don’t experience in any other programming books. And that’s the point: to trick your brain into paying attention and learning something. This interview with the authors gives a good overview of their philosophy, and the cocktail party article above hints at the irreverent fun the book offers. You really need to read through a sample chapter to understand, though. I’m looking forward to their EJB book.