Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition
Developing Enterprise Java Components
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2006
Pages: 768

If you're up on the latest Java technologies, then you know that Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 is the hottest news in Java this year. In fact, EJB 3.0 is being hailed as the new standard of server-side business logic programming. And O'Reilly's award-winning book on EJB has been refreshed just in time to capitalize on the technology's latest rise in popularity.

This fifth edition, written by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel, has been updated to capture the very latest need-to-know Java technologies in the same award-winning fashion that drove the success of the previous four strong-selling editions. Bill Burke, Chief Architect at JBoss, Inc., represents the company on the EJB 3.0 and Java EE 5 specification committees. Richard Monson-Haefel is one of the world's leading experts on Enterprise Java.

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition is organized into two parts: the technical manuscript followed by the JBoss workbook. The technical manuscript explains what EJB is, how it works, and when to use it. The JBoss workbook provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and running the examples from the manuscript on the JBoss 4.0 Application Server.

Although EJB makes application development much simpler, it's still a complex and ambitious technology that requires a great deal of time to study and master. But now, thanks to Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition, you can overcome the complexities of EJBs and learn from hundreds of practical examples that are largeenough to test key concepts but small enough to be taken apart and explained in the detail that you need. Now you can harness the complexity of EJB with just a single resource by your side.

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4.0

For serious Java

By thejartender (The Jar Bar).

from Borgund, Norway

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough

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  • Expert
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

This is not a book for a beginner in Java and is not a book that is useful by itself. This book may be useful if you are doing a vendor certification (it helped me with SCBCD), but if you are looking for a book to lead you into JEE, I recommend the outdated but still relevant "J2EE In a Nutshell" if you are looking for a reference book.

This book would be excellent with a few more helpful examples on setting up resources like RDBMS and even a simple Servlet would certainly assist in making this book more useful.

Why?

This book shows us how SLSB's and SFSB's which is all well and provides examples on their relevance to interacting with Entity Beans, but how does one connect to a RDBMS? It only briefly touches on this.

Ok so you managed to get the data, but how about little example on displaying some retrieved data into just a Servlet (for the beginner)?

It is extremely well written though as I still used it to study for SCBCD and passed.

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    Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

    The book provides a very interesting overview of the EJB 3.0 specification. It covers all corners of it going from the basic parts to the more complex ones.Session and Message-driven beans are very well explained, as well as Entity beans and all its mappings to the relational model. The book also covers other services provided by the container: concurrency, transactions, naming, security, timer service. The last theorical chapters include an overview of Java EE, and an explanation about how to desing a real EJB-based system with a discussion of its pros and cons and recommending other alternatives when the technology is not suitable for solving our problems. The book also includes a practical part which is JBoss specific with working examples you can download from the web.As a negative thing, there are many little errors in the code samples along the whole book. They are not relevant, but they are so annoying.In conclusion, I recommend this book as a great reference of the EJB 3.0 specification.[...]

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    2.0

    an easy read but buggy

    By Anonymous

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    Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

    Started to read it, and it is quite fluent

    however, once I tried to perform exercise 1, both URLs for Jboss download and sample code download dont work.

    heck of a start...

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    3.0

    Good. But no. of typos are unacceptable

    By Srikanth Pragada

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    Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

    Hello,

    I have taken this book because I was interested in SCBCD 5.0. Many recommended this in JavaRanch.com.

    Book is well organized. Reading from start to finish is what I feel is better.

    Considering the number of silly and some major mistakes that took place in the book, I am of the opinion, they hurred the book printing.

    I wish they had taken more care to eliminate the errors.

    Especially for someone preparing for SCBCD 5.0, a mistake like incorrect Exception name for instance could mean a lot.

    Srikanth Pragada.

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    2.0

    Good book but buggy!!

    By Anonymous

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    Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

    It seems that the book has not been carefully checked for errors

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

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    By Felix I.U.

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    Comments about oreilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Edition:

    This book gives an in-dept analysis of the state of Enterprise JavaBeans today. It delves into the mechanics of EJB and how all the components fit together. Its treatment of JPA is amazing. It also delves a bit into JBOSS implementation of the Specification. It is a wonderful book towering above its peers.

    My only disappointment is with the treatment of the exercises. They are a bit too rigid and robotic. There was no attempt to vary the way clients access the Beans. The exclusive use of Ant build file to do all the packaging, deployment and running of the client is not helpful to those who use other build tools. Packaging is a critical area in EJB development that required more attention than was given to it in this book.

    All-in-all if you are serious about EJB's, then this book is a must-have.

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