Given it's age, this book is not bad, it is just plain old.
However, at least two groups of people might benefit from the book:
1.) Developers who stopped learning at the end of the 20th century
2.) Newbies, who make their first steps towards larger projects
As an active developer, you will notice how many of the touched topics have changed over the last decade: wikis are now everywhere, agile/lean processes are common, modern IDEs as Eclipse and NetBeans emerged, etc.pp.
A second (more timeless) critic: many tricks/hints and techniques are just proposed without pointing out possible negative consequences - e.g.: leaving business-logic to… Mehr dazu