Media praise for JBoss: A Developer's Notebook

"...the authors have done an excellent job crafting the book with the application developer in mind. At the end of the day, you'll know how to install JBoss to rolling out an actual production system."
-- John Vacca,

"JBoss: A Developer's Notebook looks at managing the JBoss server itself, while JBoss at Work looks at a web application running on a JBoss server. Both books provide detailed insights into their specialized fields, and both are valuable for Java developers who plan to use JBoss for application development. Both books are recommended for Java developers. JBoss: A Developer's Notebook is also recommended for UNIX administrators who manage JBoss servers. Web developers should own both books to take advantage of every possible feature, function and detail when installing, implementing and using JBoss."
-- Songmuh Jong,

"JBoss – A Developer’s Notebook is a good first book on JBoss. It is a very quick and easy read. It covers the basics like JMX Console, using Ant for deployment, database connectivity and logging. It goes into a little more detail on creating a monitor for the JBoss server. I can see this coming in handy as I get more into JBoss."
-- Dave Fecak, Philadelphia Area Java Users' Group

"Controversies aside, JBoss has emerged as a credible alternative to commercial J2EE App Servers for developing and deploying Java based server applications. Besides the usual advantages of open source and GPL licensing, what sets it apart is its JMX based microkernel, a light-weight framework to run independently developed Java programs within a single JVM. Together, these make it possible for one to pick and choose components and assemble a custom server anywhere between the two extremes (and beyond!) of a simple Servlet Container and a full-fledged J2EE Server. JBoss - A Developer's Notebook by Norman Richards, a JBoss developer at JBoss, Inc., and Sam Griffith, Jr., a software consultant and trainer, is a no-fluff How-To guide on doing stuff with JBoss in O'Reilly's new Developer Notebook format."
--Pankaj Kumar, Slashdot, August 2005

"Richards and Griffith have created a book that will be immensely useful to people who have some J2EE background or have worked with other J2EE servers before.  By following the material, the reader can get the essentials necessary to start playing with JBoss in a matter of a couple of hours rather than days... Nice format, good writing, and a lot of meat packed into a small volume.  Good job."
--Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings, July 2005