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Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application Server: The complete guide to installing and configuring the GlassFish Application Server and ... 5 applications to be deployed to this server Paperback – October 11, 2007
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I would recommend it as a book to have on your development bookshelf.
The book claims to be the complete guide to installing and configuring GlassFish. I would not give it that much credit. There is room for more extensive books on GlassFish. There are a number of topics that are very general and have nothing to do with the actual configuration of the server. A better book summary would be a guide to installing, configuring, and developing applications for the Glassfish server. It is really a Java EE 5 tutorial which features Glassfish.
As a book on GlassFish, it is very light in its coverage. As a tutorial for developers acquainting themselves with Java EE 5 and deployment on Glassfish it is very good. In my opinion it is targeted at developers familiar with J2EE who want to switch to JEE5, or junior developers trying to get a better comprehension of the EE environment. It is not for novice programmers.
Getting Started with GlassFish
This chapter covers getting and installing GlassFish. It is very basic, but will get you up and running. It also includes how to set up your JNDI database connections. The majority of this information can be readily found on the GlassFish site on Java.net. There is a good example of how to set up multiple domains on GlassFish which is not easily gleaned from the site.Read more ›
I was not too happy to see the Glassfish apptool used throughout the book, since that is not a part of the J2EE Standard toolset. Also the discussions of jsp, and the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library is overkill, and not used as much in preference for Java Server Faces, and AJAX related technology.
Where the book lacks is in detail hints, and configuration setup. Such as Glassfish Clustering, JMS Queue Management, Management, Monitoring, Logging or connecting to Load Balancers or Web Servers.
It is also hard to write a book on Glassfish without including Netbeans, which works so well with Glassfish services. I think the upcomming Netbeans 6.0 Book, should also be required to close the development circle to being productive with this tool set. The Pair of tools Netbeans 6.0 and Glassfish, is as powerful of a combination I have found. The best of the Opensource free development tools, because of the close tie to the Java Enterprise Edition Standard.
I think the Author and reviewers did a great job in presenting the information. It just seams like another book for detailed Glassfish Implementations should be created. The Sun Manuals are dry even by my Sun Certified Web/Bus/Service standards. They were not meant the explain why you need to set the options or why should you care about it, whereas books like this gives you a reason to care.Read more ›
Over the years, the Java world has grown hugely from just the Java language. Roughly, the latter is more or less J2SE. But in the J2EE field, or what Sun seems to just be calling EE, many extra layers of code and packages have been added. Entire books have been written on each of the topics of servlets, Java Server Pages, Enterprise Java Beans, Java Server Faces, Java Messaging Service, JDBC, Web Services and Ajax. Where do you start, if you don't know any of these? One answer is right here. This book. Heffelfinger gives a concise overview of each topic. Enough technical details that a programmer can understand and appreciate. More to the point, you can see how these tie into each other.
Frankly, you'll still need those other books, to do serious coding in a given topic, or between topics. But the understanding and top level view here is valuable.
The book starts with an overview of what GlassFish is, what its competitors are and why we should use GlassFish. The introduction continues to provide details of how to download, install and verify GlassFish and finishes by exploring some of the management tasks associated with GlassFish such as managing domains, creating connection pools and configuring datasources.
Several sections of the book cover web development, including chapters on Servlets, JSPs, the JSP standard tag library and JSF. These chapters take the reader from initial concepts "What is a servlet?" and gradually build up on their knowledge by describing how to build JSF applications.
Database connectivity is covered in the book, however this assumes that the reader has some experience of SQL. The book starts by covering JDBC and how this can be used from within Java EE applications, and continues to discuss the Java Persistence API (JPA). This includes details on how to configure entity relationships with JPA, such as one-to-one and many-to-many relationships. After details and examples on how to use JPA, the reader is shown how to integrate JSF and JPA.
Moving away from web development, the book describes the Java Message Service (JMS) and how queues and topics can be defined within GlassFish and then accessed via Java code. This is taken further in the section on enterprise beans where the book discusses Message Driven Beans and how they interact with the application server. This section on enterprise beans also includes details about session beans and discusses life cycles, transactions and security.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bunch of times I have picked up this book hoping that it'd help me with something. This book seldom helps. Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Royce
This book is suitable for people new to Java EE and Glassfish. The author gives a brief overview of the major parts of Java EE, but discuss nothing in detail. Read morePublished on June 25, 2009 by Bin Hu
I'm a java programmer (10+ years) and I've been trying to make the leap to web services but most of these book put me to sleep by explaining every new term in great detail. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I really like this product. It's a concise tutorial for beginners on some very important aspects of Java EE using glassfish. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by F. Morstatter
In under 400 pages, the author managed to do a pretty good job at introducing both what's in Java EE 5 and using it on GlassFish. Read morePublished on September 28, 2008 by Pierre Clement
I concur with the readers who say this book isn't just an "intro to Glassfish", that it's more of a "summary of the components of the Java EE 5 specification with emphasis on how... Read morePublished on June 5, 2008 by Rich Rosen
I had pretty high hopes for this book but I'm pretty bummed out. It seems well written and I'm sure it is good for some people but just about everything in this book is available... Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by zaxmyth
Full Disclosure: PACKT Publishing provided me a free copy of the book to review.
Overall Reviewer Rating: B+
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