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An excellent example-book
on May 28, 2003
At last a competently-executed EJB book example book!
I can't speak for the english (b3ecause I have not read it thoroughly) or the quality of the project design (which is not optimal), but this book belongs on the shelf of everyone trying to learn how to use BEA Weblogic 7.0, and (probably) everyone trying to get going with JBoss 3.0.
This is the best BEA Weblogic deployment book since Zuffaleto's Weblogic Bible and the Weblogic workbook to Richard Monson-Haefel's 'Enterprise Javabeans', and the best I have seen for BEA Weblogic 7.0 bar none.
Why buy it? For a detailed, working example of how to install, configure, and administer enough of BEA Weblogic 7.0 to get proberly launched on further explorations. The scripts work and cleanly deploy into Weblogic without hassle or fuss. The authors provide client scripts which also work. Once the app server and database are properly configured and the connection pools and datasources set up, running the example programs have been the matter of minutes. Other books I could mention force the customer to debug the code and go out and research the missing parts which the authors didn't include.
Bravo! Fine engineering AND a competent job of technical publishing!
For the gent above who panned the book for the quality of it's description, I would like to comment that it'a not all that bad IMHO. I rather like the second chapter about CMP Entity beans for example, and the appendices on XML and UML are useful as well, to the point if I could take only one book on EJB to a client site, this would be it.
For literate descriptions of EjB I recommend the Monson-Haefel book, Ed Roman's 'Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans', and Marinescue's 'EJB Design Patterns'. One book cannot do everything!