I remember very well my first contacts with Java EE technologies during my studies: More than a decade earlier, Java EE still was branded “Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition”, out in its early 1.4 version, and dealing with it for the first time left me rather stunned, facing a plethora of technical acronyms, APIs and technological and architectural concepts. Back these days, I would surely have paid money to have a really good introductory textbook, unfortunately, there were few (none?) at this time. By now, this has considerably changed.
Soundtrack: various stuff by Rorcal (see rorcalmusic.tumblr.com/ and www.last.fm/music/Rorcal). I usually once in a while get back to doing pictures like this. By the way, just to point it out again: All the pics posted here are CC-BY-SA – licenced, and I keep versions larger than these posted here, just in case.