By Joseph Walnes, Ara Abrahamian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Patrick Lightbody
Final Release Date: February 2004
Discover how to develop full-scale J2EE
applications quickly and efficiently using the best Open Sourcetools
Written by leading authorities in the field, this book shows youhow to leverage a suite of best-of-breed Open Source developmenttools to take the pain out of J2EE and build a complete Web-basedapplication. You’ll combine these tools to actually reducethe points of failure in your application, while increasing overallsystem stability and robustness. Along with the tools introducedhere, you’ll develop the PetSoar application, which followsthe PetStore application used by Sun Microsystems to demonstratefeatures of J2EE. With PetSoar, the authors focus on developing amaintainable and flexible application, rather than showcasing theend result, so that you can apply the material in your ownprojects.
In addition, the authors provide methods for utilizing OpenSource software components for each stage of the developmentprocess.
The Open Source products covered include:
Hibernate to aid with simple,flexible, and speedy transparentobject persistence
OpenSymphony WebWork to allow for pluggable view technologiesand extensible configuration
JUnit and Mock Objects to assist with rapid and robust unittesting
XDoclet to assist with generating code and configuration filesautomatically
Jakarta Lucene to add Google-style smart search capabilities todata stores
OpenSymphony SiteMesh to aid in the creation of large siteswith a common look and feel
OpenSymphony OSCache to easily cache slow dynamic sections ofWeb sites resulting in faster-loading pages