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WebSphere Version 4 Application Development Handbook Paperback – March 11, 2002

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Product Details

  • Series: IBM Redbooks
  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education; 1st edition (March 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130092258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130092250
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,940,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

  • Presents all new coverage of WebSphere Studio Version 4 and VisualAge for Java Version 4
  • Covers streamlining the entire development lifecycle: analysis, design, coding, testing, and deployment
  • Introduces advanced application frameworks: WebSphere Business Components and Jakarta Struts
  • Includes a start-to-finish application case study
  • Complete lifecycle coverage: analysis, design, frameworks, coding, testing, debugging, deployment, and administration
  • Includes extensive coverage of new J2EE support and application development tools
  • An exceptional resource for both new WebSphere developers and those migrating from earlier versions

This is the first systematic and authoritative guide to application development with IBM's WebSphere Version 4.0, VisualAge for Java 4.0, and Java 2 Enterprise Edition. Written by IBM's own WebSphere experts, it covers the entire project lifecycle, focusing on the sophisticated use of automation and WebSphere tools to streamline and accelerate development.

The book offers especially detailed insights into WebSphere Version 4.0's key enhancements—notably, its outstanding support for Java 2 Enterprise Edition. The authors introduce the WebSphere platform, programming model, and application development tools. Then, using a start-to-finish case study, they illuminate every key activity associated with WebSphere development, including installation and configuration; application analysis and design, coding, security configuration, testing, packaging, deployment, and administration.

This book's comprehensive section on analysis and design reviews requirements modeling, object modeling, architecture, code generation, and even the use of powerful new frameworks such as WebSphere Business Components and Jakarta Struts. Highlights also include in-depth coverage of application testing—from automated unit testing with JUnit to debugging and tracing.


Sharing Technical Expertise From Around the World

Prentice Hall PTR has selected this IBM Redbook for its worldwide publishing program. IBM Redbooks are produced by the International Technical Support Organization where experts from around the world work together to build effective technical information based on their practical work experience.

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About the Author

The team that wrote this redbook

This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the worldworking at the International Technical Support Organization, San Jose Center.

Ueli Wahli is a Consultant IT Specialist at the IBM International TechnicalSupport Organization in San Jose, California. Before joining the ITSO 17 yearsago, Ueli worked in technical support at IBM Switzerland. He writes extensivelyand teaches IBM classes worldwide on application development, objecttechnology, VisualAge products, data dictionaries, and library management. Ueliholds a degree in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Alex Matthews is a Consulting IT Specialist in the IBM Software Business,based in London, United Kingdom (UK). He has spent the last two and a halfyears providing post-sales services to customers who have purchasedWebSphere products and related tools. Alex has seven years experience buildingdistributed systems using a variety of middleware products. He holds a degree inComputing Science from Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

Paula Coll Lapido works as an IT Specialist in the e-business Innovation Centerat Madrid, Spain. Her current area of expertise focuses on developing e-businessapplications using the WebSphere platform. She has been working at IBM forone year and a half. She holds a degree in Physics from the ComplutenseUniversity of Madrid.

Jean-Pierre Norguet is an IT Specialist, Team Leader and Coach in the IBMe-business department in Belgium. He has been working at IBM for three years.His areas of expertise include the entire application development life cycle. Heholds a 5-year Engineering degree in Computer Science from the UniversiteLibre de Bruxelles and a Socrates European master's degree from the EcoleCentrale Paris.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judith Nader on August 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book covers every step of the Web application development lifecycle, from requirements analysis, through analysis and design, implementation, and testing and deployment. The coverage in each chapter is not exhaustive about the development step, nor is it an introduction to it. Rather, it gives a reminder of what the step is meant to be, and explains how to apply the existing IBM and open-source tools to fulfill the step in the application development process. The content is objective-driven, with code snippets, step-by-step instructions, and screen captures. Each chapter gives a list of complementary references for the reader to complete his knowledge of the topic. Besides IBM's WebSphere 4 Application Server, the llist of tools and products covered in this book includes DB2, Rational Rose, Visual Age, Struts, and Ant.

This book is good at what it does, and one should not expect more. This book is not a tutorial about Web application development, it only helps to learn about WebSphere 4 and a bit about the tools that can be used to get a WebSphere 3 application out. To learn about how to write J2EE webapps in general, you should definitely turn toward a dedicated tutorial.

It came to me to get a copy of this book when I was starting as a software developer on a WebSphere 4 project. This book has been a key inspiration to me, providing me with the opportunity to complete my development skills with other book recommendations. Not only as a handbook, it has been also useful to me as a "reading dispatcher". I definitely want to keep this book with me on future WebSphere 4 projects.

If you have made sure this is the book you need, you will be happy with it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "sri303" on September 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
J2EE architect and designer should read this book. Eventhough the title says ...Websphere 4.0..., this book talks about Ant, Struts, the environment setup and lot more, in simple steps and good example snippets
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By A Customer on April 1, 2003
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This book is kinda ok. It gives basic understanding of how WebSphere works. But this material is absolutely insufficient to help developers working with the product. I would probably better spend money on smth else.
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