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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: Training

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> I agree that most developer training is dreck. That stated, certain
> technologies lend themselves well to total immersion in order to get
> certain insights and dare I say it, zen. This is especially true for
> deeply layered technologies (e.g., COM, XML).  I doubt that folks who
> learned XML from me or my colleagues had problems coping with PSVI, the
> role of WSDL bindings vs. portTypes, etc. Those concepts + the overall zen
> are hard to capture in a book (God knows I tried ;-).

True enough.  I have booked myself into courses at times, only because it 
would force me to spend the time immersed in the new technology, and would 
guarantee that I had the time to do it justice.  The courses were usually not 
nearly worth the money paid (re: the instructor, the materials, the curriculum, 
etc.), but just spending the time concentrating on the subject mattere meant 
that I got a lot of value from the "training", albeit in a rather roundabout way.

Andrzej Jan Taramina
Chaeron Corporation: Enterprise System Solutions


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