Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2001
Pages: 592

Enterprise JavaBeans was recently voted "Best Java Book" by the editors and readers of Java Developer's Journal. Readers of JavaPro named it the "Best Java Book for Experts." And Amazon.com included it in the Top Computer Books for 2000. Now the best only gets better! In the new 3rd edition, Enterprise JavaBeans has been completely revised and updated with a thorough introduction to the new 2.0 version of the EJB specification. Significantly different from the earlier version, the 2.0 specification introduces three dramatic improvements: A completely new version of container-managed persistence; local interfaces; and a totally new kind of bean called the "message driven bean."The new version of container-managed persistence (CMP) beans in 2.0 is more portable and robust than in the older 1.1 version. Most significant is the introduction of the relationship fields, which allow entity beans to declare relationships with each other as natural references. In order to make this huge leap in component relationships possible, EJB 2.0 had to redesign how entity beans are defined and interact. Our new 3rd edition examines this critical CMP model in detail.Local interfaces are thoroughly discussed as well. Local interfaces allow beans that are co-located to interact without the overhead of remote method calls. This improves the performance of beans considerably and complements the CMP relationship fields.Message driven beans are a new kind of enterprise bean based on asynchronous messaging and the Java Message service (JMS). Instead of responding to Java RMI calls, message driven beans process JMS messages sent by messaging clients. An entire chapter is devoted to message-driven beans and how to use them effectively.In addition, the 3rd edition contains an architecture overview, information on resource management and primary services, design strategies, and XML deployment descriptors.

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Enterprise Java Beans

By Edgar Allan Potenciano

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In general the book is good. But there are several coding errors which I am smart enough to correct. The subject matter was well explained but I think it would be better if the author gave an example by which a Servlet (or JSP) accesses the EJB, not just a simple DOS application.

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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By wf69

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It's better to make the book probtabel

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Vincent Oostindie

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One the one hand, this book teaches you all about EJB, so it does what it is promised.

On the other hand, the book is full of repetition, using the exact same words over and over again. This makes it hard to not fall asleep at some point.

What disturbed me most however, is that the book is full of coding errors. Most sample code doesn't work. Often it will not even compile, because of some syntactic error. I'm smart enough to fix those errors myself, but that doesn't mean that it's okay. I used to think all O'Reilly books were excellent because they were published by O'Reilly. After reading this book, I'm sorry to say this is no longer true.

 
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By Stjepan Brbot

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This is an excelent book about the Enterprise JavaBeans generally. But I suggest oversteping or only skimming first three chapters because they talk too much about RMI, CORBA and other technologies laying in the background of the whole EJB framework. (Of course, everybody has to know what's going on in the background, but there are other books majored in field of RMI and CORBA). I wanted to read all pages from the first one to the last one but almost broke my teeth until reached the fourth or fifth chapter. Starting from e.g. sixth chapter book shows how to use EJB or write enterprise application using EJBs (not how to write EJB containers!), and that's most of us wanted from this book. Finally, this book can be strongly recommended to all developers willing to start with EJB and enterprise application development.

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By WM

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Its many months since I first read this book, and its as good now as it was then.

However, it would be nice if you made your downloadable PDF workbooks printable, as they are really useless for viewing on screen.

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Nathan Wang

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All in all, this book is very well written, especially if compared to other books in similar titles. Concepts are explained concisely and no extra irrelevant materials covered. That said, it still can improved in two areas:

1. This book is very useful if you read it together with the companion wookbooks. The book I read was for weblogic, which, unfortunately, was kind of out dated. It took a while to get the first example up and running. After that, the rest is quite smooth.

2. The later part of the book, starting from chapter 12, seems to be done more in a rush. Even the writing style was kind of different from earlier chapters. Also there were quite some repetitions that probably could be omitted and replaced with more elaboration and examples of the topics.

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Steinar Overbeck Cook

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Simply *the* book to read if you are going to use J2EE. Only problem is how to actually implement the stuff :-) Having used the book for 12 months in various projects, I have managed with the documentation supplied by the container vendors, like for instance JBoss and WebSphere, but I have really, really missed the work book.

I would have rated this book as "Definitive" if it had not been for the missing work book :-)

I think Mr. Monson-Haefel has made a tremendous job of this book!!

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Rajesh S. Rao

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Yes...Is is a very good book. I recommend it for every J2EE developer.

However, a special chapter on EJB design patterns in future editions would be even more appreciable.

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Shaukat Hussain

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Lots of repeations, mincing words again and again.

That makes a boring subject even more boring.

 
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Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition Review

By Stoffel

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The book without the proper Workbook is, though not useless, not too helpfull .-(

A promise is there to be kept. April is long gone .-((

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