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JBoss in Action: Configuring the JBoss Application Server Paperback – February 7, 2009
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About the Author
Javid Jamae started his career in software in the mid 90s programming in C, C++, and PERL, but quickly realized the virtues of the Java programming language. He is a certified JBoss instructor and teaches courses in Hibernate and the JBoss Application Server. Javid is also an Agile evangelist and spends a large portion of his time transforming, coaching, and training organizations in using Agile methodologies.
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Top Customer Reviews
I believe this is the only book targeted at JBoss AS 5 configuration and management - that should earn it a couple of stars. On top of that this is one of the best written technical books I have recently encountered. The authors have clearly taken the extra effort to write a concise book (400 pages, it could easily be double the way most are written). There are no extracts of man pages, no bulky examples of pet projects.
One time as I was reading found myself asking a question - and a few paragraphs later there was a reference to that topic in another chapter ("if you are wondering about security see chapter XX"). The authors have a very good sense of what the reader is thinking.
Did the book answer my questions? Mostly. Though I wish there was more information on JMS persistence. And there are whole sections of the book (e.g. portal) that I skipped.
One more thing, worth a star, the book comes with a pdf version as well. I commute, and being able to refer to the text without juggling book and laptop is a huge benefit
In the first part the authors tell us about the origins of the server (did you know that JBoss was originally called EJBoss and that it meant Enterprise Java Beans Open Source Software ?) and describe the installation of version 5, the deployment of applications and the configuration.
The structure of the server is described in detail with explanations on MBeans (managed beans, from the JSR 3) and the JMX console, illustrated with screenshots.
Then comes the deployment of an application, the declaration of a data source, the creation of an Hibernate archive (.har) ... All along, the authors explain the advantages of an application server.
The chapter on security is very interesting. The login modules of the JBoss SX framework, which uses JAAS, are described and illustrated with examples of XML configuration for each type of data source (database, LDAP, certificate ...).
The second part is about the configuration of JBoss Web server. Everything is explained : configuration files, WAR archive, the structure of an URL and even the JSF configuration.
The enterprise applications are not forgotten. On the contrary, since the authors go as far as giving us a nice overview of EJB 3 and packaging and deploying session beans.
The security of applications, at the enterprise (EJB) and web levels, programmatically and declaratively, is very detailed.
JBoss Messaging and Web Services are also detailed. The authors take the time to explain the technologies before explaining them with JBoss. That is a very nice approach.Read more ›
Best thing comes at the end - great chapters about clustering, load balancing, performance tuning (JBoss and JVM) and going to production tips and tricks. These chapters do really have great value and it is something that you will hardly find elsewhere as nice and polished as in here.
Amazon does not have the kindle version of this book available for purchase but you should know that after making the purchase, you can download the kindle version and a PDF version for free. I really like that because now I don't have to drag a book around everywhere I go. I wish more books I've purchased work that way.
The book is an easy read and helpful for a JBoss newbie like me. Recommend this book but the authors need to update it because there are differences between JBoss 5 and 7 that really need addressed.
Minus 1/2 star for being outdated. 2 years ago, 5 stars. Since I can't do 4.5 stars I went with 5 stars because of the Kindle and PDF support.
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