JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide
Building and Deploying J2EE in the Real World
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2005
Pages: 308

Consisting of a number of well-known open source products, JBoss is more a family of interrelated services than a single monolithic application. But, as with any tool that's as feature-rich as JBoss, there are number of pitfalls and complexities, too.

Most developers struggle with the same issues when deploying J2EE applications on JBoss: they have trouble getting the many J2EE and JBoss deployment descriptors to work together; they have difficulty finding out how to get started; their projects don't have a packaging and deployment strategy that grows with the application; or, they find the Class Loaders confusing and don't know how to use them, which can cause problems.

JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide helps developers overcome these challenges. As you work through the book, you'll build a project using extensive code examples. You'll delve into all the major facets of J2EE application deployment on JBoss, including JSPs, Servlets, EJBs, JMS, JNDI, web services, JavaMail, JDBC, and Hibernate. With the help of this book, you'll:

  • Implement a full J2EE application and deploy it on JBoss
  • Discover how to use the latest features of JBoss 4 and J2EE 1.4, including J2EE-compliant web services
  • Master J2EE application deployment on JBoss with EARs, WARs, and EJB JARs
  • Understand the core J2EE deployment descriptors and how they integrate with JBoss-specific descriptors
  • Base your security strategy on JAAS

Written for Java developers who want to use JBoss on their projects, the book covers the gamut of deploying J2EE technologies on JBoss, providing a brief survey of each subject aimed at the working professional with limited time.

If you're one of the legions of developers who have decided to give JBoss a try, then JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide is your next logical purchase. It'll show you in plain language how to use the fastest growing open source tool in the industry today. If you've worked with JBoss before, this book will get you up to speed on JBoss 4, JBoss WS (web services), and Hibernate 3.

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Good read, but obsolete

By Chris L

from Amherst, NH

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Outdated

Best Uses

  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide:

I read this book from the point of view of an experienced developer new to the Java EE/JBoss world and it gave me a great overview of the concepts involved, but the version of JBoss it covers (4) is too old to be of much use at this point. The directory structure and descriptor files have completely changed, so it's no longer relevant.

The book was well-written and very informative, but it's really only useful as a history book at this point. I do realize that it was published in 2005 and it's now 2013, so it's my fault for not doing more research about what to buy, but I think it's worth pointing out for potential buyers that it is a good book, just not if you're trying to learn JBoss > v4.

I'm hoping the author will write a new version covering JBoss 7/Wildfly 8.

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Very efficient way to get a momentum

By Csaba Toth

from Fresno, CA

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Short
  • Well-written

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  • Covers Only Older Jboss

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  • Intermediate
  • Novice

Comments about oreilly JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide:

When I jumped into JavaEE development I didn't know JBoss well. Actually I was novice. This book helped me to get up to speed with details of JBoss as fast as possible. Useful for real development work. The quickest way to learn older JBoss systems. The book teaches you very efficiently. I read some pages every day using my Kindle. I didn't have too much time because I was reading more books to get up-to-date with other technologies. Note, that I had a little experience and broad and basic perspective of the whole J2EE eco-system, and concept of application servers.

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