August 13, 2004
"Enterprise JavaBeans, Fourth Edition": Classic EJB Book Updated for 2.1 and Includes New JBoss Workbook
Sebastopol, CA--The new 2.1 version of the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) spec
extends its support for web services and the Java Web Services APIs,
expands its asynchronous messaging support, adds XML Schema for deployment
descriptors, and introduces a new Timer service, which allows for
scheduling EJB jobs. The essential--and award winning--book on EJBs,
Enterprise JavaBeans, (O'Reilly, US $44.95) by Richard Monson-Haefel,
has been completely revised and updated in this new fourth edition, to
provide the real-world, nitty-gritty detail developers need to master EJB 2.1.
Previous editions of this clear and engaging introduction to EJBs were
voted the "Best Java Book" by the editors and readers of Java Developer's
Journal, the "Best Java Book for Experts," by JavaPro editors, and one of
the top computer books by Amazon.com.
"Enterprise JavaBeans, Fourth Edition" includes everything that made
previous editions the must-have book for EJB developers: the author's
solid grasp of the complexities of EJBs coupled with his succinct,
easy-to-follow style; hundreds of clear, practical examples; adept
coverage of the key concepts of EJBs; and diagrams to illustrate the
concepts presented. Monson-Haefel tackles everything developers need to
get up to speed quickly on the changes wrought by EJB version 2.1,
including an architecture overview, information on resource management and
primary services, design strategies, and XML deployment descriptors.
This fourth edition also includes an EJB workbook for JBoss 4.0, written
by Bill Burke and Sacha Labourey, members of JBoss, Inc. and co-developers
of JBoss Clustering features. Deploying EJB software on a server has
always been a challenge for most developers; the workbook addresses this
issue by showing how to deploy all of the examples on the JBoss 4.0
application server. JBoss is an open source project that has become the
most widely used J2EE application server.
Good technical authors lay the facts before you, but great ones offer the
distilled essence of their own experience and insight. In "Enterprise
JavaBeans, Fourth Edition," Richard Monson-Haefel has provided just what
Java developers need to know to harness the complexity of EJBs. That which
makes Monson-Haefel a master of technical authoring can be seen in his
well-thought-out and logical progression of ideas, and in his practical,
precise, usable examples, large enough to test key concepts but still
small enough to be comprehensible taken apart and explained in the detail
readers will need to deploy those principles in other situations.
Praise for the previous edition:
"'Enterprise JavaBeans' is a thorough, easy-to-read, and well-thought-out
book, extremely useful to beginners and grizzled veterans
alike...Monson-Haefel knows his stuff, and it comes through in his
book...'Enterprise JavaBeans' is the most thorough introduction to the EJB
technology available and deserves the awards it has received. If you're
just getting started with EJB or need a reference to the new version of
the specification, give this title a long look."
--Lamont Adams, Builder.com, March 2002
"This is a must-have book if you want an introduction to EJBs, are
migrating from EJB 1.1 to 2.0, or want to build a new application using
EJBs...this is one of the best sources of information on EJBs I have found."
--Ajit Sagar, Java Developers Journal, May 2002
"...an authoritative and thoughtful guide to EJB. His examples are clear
and...very practical. His prose is informative and clear without being too
simplistic for more experienced developers. The book excels by peeking
beneath the covers and explaining some of the stranger 'features' of EJB
while raising very valid concerns about the current inadequacies of EJB
2.0 (such as the almost useless EJB QL). By raising such issues in a very
well known book, hopefully EJB will take notice and be improved. All in
all, this is the first book to look at when grokking EJB."
Further reviews can be found at:
--GameJUG, Feb 2003
Enterprise Java Beans, Fourth Edition
Richard Monson-Haefel, Bill Burke, and Sacha Labourey
ISBN 0-596-00530-X, 763 pages, $44.95 US, $65.95 CA
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