Besides a general introduction to EJBs, the new edition of this book excels at highlighting the differences between the EJB 1.0 and 1.1 standards. Sample code is provided for both versions. For deployment, EJB 1.1 now relies on XML to define all bean resources and dependencies. For every sample bean, the author provides the XML, as well as the old-style Java code for EJB 1.0. There's also plenty of coverage of the new reliance on JNDI (the Java directory service) in EJB 1.1 and other late-breaking Sun standards, such as combining EJBs with servlets and JSPs for delivering dynamic Web content.
This text is organized as a tutorial to the major types of EJBs with full coverage of entity beans (for accessing databases) and session beans (for managing "conversations" with particular clients). The author covers all the bases here with numerous diagrams describing the life cycle of beans and how they cooperate with today's application servers. As in the first edition, sample beans for a cruise ship booking application let you see actual EJB code in action. Helpful appendices list all EJB APIs and other useful information (such as a list of current EJB vendors).
In all, the revised edition of Enterprise JavaBeans shows off the considerable strengths of the new EJB 1.1 standard. Suitable for any working Java programmer or IT manager, the clear presentation of the strategies and techniques for successful component design help make this book a smart choice for successful development with EJBs. --Richard Dragan
Topics covered: Overview of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) v. 1.1 and 1.0, distributed objects, Component Transaction Monitors (CTMs), application servers and EJBs, resource management, EJB server setup, entity beans, session beans and workflow, the JNDI naming service, the life cycle of beans, container-managed and bean-managed persistence for entity beans, stateful and stateless session beans, deploying beans in JAR files (EJB 1.1 and 1.0 conventions), XML deployment descriptors, transaction basics (ACID properties and JTS), EJB security, design strategies and performance tips for EJBs, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and EJBs, servlets and JSPs used with EJBs, sample beans, state and sequence diagrams for EJBs, and EJB API reference. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I buy discount software books whenever I can, and I picked this up for 8 or 9 bucks somewhere. Man, what a waste. Read morePublished on May 27 2004
This book was my first exposure to EJB/J2EE and I have found it to be very helpfull. I have read it from cover to cover and I am about to use the knowledge I obtained to rewrite... Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Barry Strain
In the Bible it says that it took Moses forty years to guide his followers from Egypt to Israel. Considering that the distance is a mere hundreds of kilometers, it makes you wonder... Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by Chris P.
I just started to read this book from the very beginning as an intro book for EJB. The first chapter is like an overview of the component model architecture. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003
I have used this book for some time and I still have a good impression on the book. I refer it in my day to day work. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2003 by "bobree"
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. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003 by Book Reader
The book is in good condition, time of delivered aceptable.Published on May 22 2003 by MANUEL ESPINOZA
Ahi, ahi, forget about getting this book if you know nothing about EJB: it would be a big waste of time. Get it if you already know about EJB and you want to go over it again. Read morePublished on May 10 2003 by Max C.
I bought this book to learn EJB for a class and it is a difficult book to read. The author has a good understanding of the topic but the style is fairly dry and does not have... Read morePublished on March 3 2003 by Amazon Customer