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257929 (1) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hello,

I have purchased "Groovy in Action" (2nd edition) as a way to learn how to use the topics presented in chapters 13, 14 and 15 (DB programming, XML & JSON, Web Services). I would like to know what chapters (for example 1 thru 8 ) would be considered as prerequisites in order to understand the topics presented in chapters 13, 14,and 15 please?


Thank you very much,
Michael Delaney
Mittie (397) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Hi,

if you did some programming before, I'd suggest that you just jump into your topics of interest.
None of the preceding chapters are truly "mandatory".
If you come to any specific question about let's say Strings than you can still go back to the earlier chapters for the background information.

Quickly skimming chapter 2 may help to give you some feeling for the language to start with.

Enjoy
Dierk