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JBoss AS 5 Development Paperback – January 6, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1847196828 ISBN-10: 1847196829

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847196829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847196828
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Francesco Marchioni

Francesco is a software architect currently working for an Italian company based in Rome. He took his first steps in Java in 1997 and joined the JBoss Community a few years later when the application server was running the release 2.X.

He has spent many years as a software consultant; however, in the past 5 years he has started authoring technical articles for OReilly Media and running an IT portal focused on JBoss products

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By writers on February 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Before reading this book, I already knew the author, Francesco Marchioni, because of his web site which is dedicated to JBoss. So it was with enthusiasm that I wished to get a copy of the book and I was not disappointed. Indeed the book is like the web site : practical, rich in samples and useful information.
The book uses JBoss 5. It was published in december 2009, when the first version of JBoss 6 was becoming available and starting to implement Java EE 6. But the book is still up to date since it describes functionalities of JBoss that are more or less independant of the versions of Java EE.

The book is made of 14 chapters. As usual with the books from the Packt Publishing collection, there is a resume at the end of each chapter which recapitulates the main subjects.

The first 3 chapters describe the installation of JBoss, the new features and the configuration of services (logs, database connection, transactions, use of the JMX console and the administration console based on Jopr).

Chapter 4 is dedicated to the EJB container in JBoss since the session beans (EJB 3) are being developed. There is coding, theoretical explanations (for instance the session beans life cycle) and practical explanations (for instance how to configure the size of the pool of stateless session beans in JBoss).

Chapter 5 is about the persistence and a project is developed in Eclipse, using entity beans and the Java Persistence API (JPA).

Chapter 6 uses JSF 1.2 for the creation of a web application. The author describes the Web server inside JBoss and which uses Apache Tomcat.

Chapter 7 uses JMS with Message-Driven Beans and JBoss Messaging which replaces JBoss MQ. Again, there are nice explanations : theoretical and practical.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Wagner on January 31, 2010
Format: Paperback
Book Review for "JBoss AS 5 Development" by Packt Publishing

This review is for "JBoss AS 5 Development", which has the subtitle "Develop, deploy, and secure Java applications on this robust open source application server". Having gone through the book with IDE in hand, I would have to say I find the subtitle more indicative of the content than the first part of the title. Later I'll try to explain why I feel so.

The book promises to cover a great amount of territory. Roughly, the 14 chapters cover these topics:
- Installation of the application server and Eclipse-based IDE toolkit
- Major differences between JBoss AS 5 and previous versions
- Customizing your JBoss installation
- Developing EJB 3 Session beans
- Working with JPA
- Writing a web application (JSF)
- The new JBoss messaging subsystem (JMS)
- Writing Hibernate applications on JBoss
- JMX and MBeans
- JBoss Web Services
- Clustering JBoss servers
- Writing Clustered Applications
- JBoss AS Security
- Securing applications under JBoss

If that seems like quite a list to digest, I would agree. The last 4 chapters give a hint to the depth of content the reader will encounter. In those cases, the author first presents an overview chapter about how the application server handles the topic (clustering, security), then follows it up with a whole chapter about applying the implementation details. I thought this struck the right balance between being too high-level (as many books might be) versus being overly detailed (as the old JBoss 4 AS doc book could be in places.)

I think this book will be an excellent acquisition for anyone who is certain they will be working with JBoss AS 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marc Borzelli on February 19, 2010
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This book is really excellent! I have bought it because we need to migrate an existing WLS application to JBoss in a short window of time. I'm pretty satisfied by it. The book covers a lot of aspects of jBoss application server and any programmers with decent java skills can learn a lot.

1- the book is very easy to read. The Author put great effort in using good examples which everyone can understand. Also the way concepts are illustrated (with the help of lots of images) make you easy to understand every concept as soon as you finish reading the chapter.

2- the book is very well structured and flows in a natural way. For example, the basic Java Enterprise application is enriched at every step, much the same way you would do in a real time project, adding a piece every time you have mastered one new topic.

I'm really grateful to the author since I could finally run all the Web Services stuff(including security) after many many hours spent trying it by myself. Definitely a must buy book!
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By A. Franchini on February 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
I've done a lot of searches around the web for tutorials, guides, about developing Enterprise applications with JBoss AS. This book is one of the best resource I've found.
By following the book examples, you can get the essentials necessary to start using JBoss in a matter of a couple of hours.
Additionaly the book provides some examples to show Java EE features, like EJB interceptors and Web Service handler chains.

The book shows at first the most important changes introduced by the application server, focusing on the new server configuration with a lot of useful tables.
Then a configuration chapter is concerned about the core JBoss services: the Thread pool, logging, the Web Server configuration, the Transaction service and a very detailed chapter about configuring the Datasource.
In the next part, the book introduces a Java EE Project which starts as simple EJB project and is expanded throughout the next chapters to be a fully JSF-EJB 3 Project, then a clustered Project, and, in the last chapter, secured with JBoss Security Framework.
Besides the main example I've found also quite useful the JMS and JMX sections which provide a whole lot of examples.
Well, in the end i would just say, it is really an excellent resource for JBoss developers (beginners to advanced).
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