Introduction

There are many good books written on Java. It sometimes amazes me how many books you can see on the same subject. Searching on www.amazon.com for a book on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) returns more than 50 results. Come on, people! EJB is a complex technology and today every self-respecting Java developer has to have it on his resume, but 50 books? So, what right do I have to add another tome to the Java bookshelf? Well, I believe that there are a few less-publicized development techniques that, when used correctly, can yield astonishing results. Most of the methods deal with core Java concepts and issues and therefore can be used in a variety of applications. The techniques presented in this book are unorthodox solutions to common ...

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