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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 2 edition (April 18 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935182994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935182993
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.9 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 953 g
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About the Author

Debu Panda is a seasoned Java architect, developer, and community leader. He has authored more than 35 articles on enterprise Java and SOA technologies and two books on enterprise middleware.

Reza Rahman is a Senior Software Engineer and Technology Outreach Advocate. A frequent speaker, Reza is a member of the Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups.

Ryan Cuprak is a technology analyst and president of the Connecticut Java Users Group. He is a Sun Certified NetBeans IDE Specialist.

Michael Remijan is a Java Technology Team Lead, Developer, and college Instructor. He has numerous Sun Certifications, and actively writes articles on a variety of Java related technologies.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d414d4) out of 5 stars EJB 3 in Action June 7 2014
By Irasema Sarmiento - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is written using a light language which makes it easy to read and conveys concepts in an easy to remember fashion. I did enjoy expressions like <<while session beans are the “verbs” of a system, entities are the “nouns.” >>. A top to down approach is followed, arguments are introduced from a high level perspective and the authors take the reader to deep gradually into details. This allows readers with different backgrounds to understand concepts which otherwise could be perceived as very difficult.

I think that this is a great book for those people who are working with EJB or have already decided to do it. However, the book doesn't discuss in deep why to choose EJB over other technologies. I would have liked to read about a comparison with Akka actors and supervision strategy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d41528) out of 5 stars Deep knowledge inside ... June 16 2014
By Zbigniew Sokolowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
EJB In Action Second Edition makes good reading. It provides clear explanations of the various technologies used in EJB. I think that book is a kind of lecture and it is suitable for user who wants to know how different technologies are working like for e.g. when and why use EJB or CDI injection and wants to have well-grounded knowledge about EJB 3.2. In this case the book is definitely good choice. It contains a lot of good tips and hints what should be omitted and hidden traps both at architecture side as well as at coding. The book stresses good practices. This is good If reader has same gaps in knowledge related to JavaEE and EJB 3.2. In this case book is highly recommended.
If reader is seeking for concise book which makes him able to write EJB application at once. He or she should seek for another book. This is not a good starter. This book is very verbose. However it could be great combination between EJB in Action SE and other book. It offers a lot of knowledge which lacks more concise books, it is step further. So if you want better understanding of mentioned in book technologies this is a book for you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d41960) out of 5 stars everything you could want to know about ejb 3.2 July 5 2014
By Jeanne Boyarsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Thought "EJB 3 in Action" (first edition) was a great book, so I'm not surprised that I like the second edition as well. In fact a snippet from my first review is on page one of the second edition.

I really liked the story at the beginning comparing 3 reincarnations to the three versions of EJB. The Turtle Shipping Company and Snail Trucking example was also very cute. As were the chicken and frog.

One page 17, the text after the example talks about not needing an interface, but the code example has an interface. There is also a mix of EJBs and EJB's used in the book. I think this comes from having five authors. (The four real authors plus them originally. Because writing is like code in that after a certain point it is like someone else wrote it.) The fact that these are the worst things I can say about the book, is a good thing though.

The explanations were great especially the section on AOP, comparing EJB vs EJB Lite and when to use each session bean type. There are good warnings and caveats throughout. There was also a great intro to Web Sockets.

I thought I knew about the topic and still managed to learn a few things. I learned Seam became CDI, that you can use a constructor in the select clause of queries and about the embeddable container.

(I really want to give this 4.5 stars, but that isn't an option.)

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d41d20) out of 5 stars An essential guide to the wonders and excitement of JEE in general and EJBs in particular for both programmers and architects Aug. 27 2014
By Finocchiaro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am not a deep programmer and yet I found this to be an excellent introduction to EJB3. It is easy to read (and occasionally entertaining) and loaded with examples. I thought they did a great job of explaining the foundational concepts before diving into the more detailed examples. The discussions of CDI, transactions, web services (both JAX-WS and JAX-RS), JPA, and web sockets are invaluable - it is rare to see all these things so well described all in one place. The sidebars are very useful and insightful. I appreciated the fact that the use case was expanded throughout the book showing design alternatives and at the end the full packaging required. I would highly recommend this book to anyone programming in JEE as well as architects like myself that like to understand the underlying technology.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99d41e04) out of 5 stars Book Review: EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition May 28 2014
By Abhishek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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This book is essentially about EJB 3 with a prime focus on the latest version i.e. EJB 3.2. The book is aligned with the latest version of Java EE i.e. Java EE 7 and its related specifications, APIs and standards. It serves as a comprehensive guide to EJB 3 as a standard and covers almost ALL its aspects, some of which are,

Basic tenets, principles, architecture of EJB 3
Internal implementations (from a Java EE container/run time environment perspective)
Integration with other specifications/technologies like JPA 2.1, JSF, CDI 1.1, JAX-RS 2.0 (RESTful web services), WebSockets 1.0 (real time full-duplex applications), JAX-WS (SOAP web services)
Practical code to demonstrate application of concepts to implement real world use cases
Application testing - isolated and integration
Application Deployment
Best practices, recommendations, performance tuning


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