Instant Enterprise JavaBeans

Instant Enterprise JavaBeans

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  • Release Date: 24 January, 2001
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Author: Paul Tremblett

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Customer Rating: 2.8 of 5 (5 total reviews)

  • 4 starsNot a bad EJB book

    When I first looked at the used price for this book I thought this book had to be pretty bad. Nevertheless I bought it and it turned out to be a pretty good EJB book, at least for beginner and advanced levels. I haven't tried the examples though, which was one of the complaints about this book. I was just looking for additional reference on EJBs at a low price and this book was a great buy!

  • 4 starsGood tutorial - not a reference

    "Instant Enterprise JavaBeans" does an excellent job of explaining EJB technology, how to develop programs to use the technology, and how to deploy those programs. Using the reference implementation that comes with the Sun J2EE, the author covers key aspects of developing and deploying EJB applications. The author starts with a good explanation of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition including n-tier architecture and then demonstrates a basic "hello world" EJB class. Using this class, the author shows us how to use the Deploy Tool to deploy and run EJB applications. In each chapter, we are taken step-by-step through the entire process required to produce working EJB applications. The author shows us how to develop stateless and stateful session beans and entity beans using bean-managed and container-managed persistence. Several clear examples of each type of bean are discussed. He then uses the different types of beans to create a more complex example that even includes an interface to a web ready cellular phone. In later chapters, he shows us many of the additional features available in EJB servers including creating container-managed transactions, authenticating users, and customizing applications using deployment descriptors. The author finishes up with a brief discussion of performance issues. Even though the book only discusses the J2EE reference implementation, by covering the basic functions found in an EJB server we learn what to look for in other EJB servers. My one complaint is that the index is almost useless, even lacking entries for such basic topics as "transaction" and "database".

  • 1 starsSave your money

    I tried running the first example in this book using the CD that came with the book and followed the directions. I could not get it to run on Windows 2000. I could not return the book since I had used the CD. That's a catch-22.

    I went to Sun's web site and downloaded the J2EE tutorial, which is free. Of course there are several things to download to get a complete running environment, but if you follow their instructions very carefully, everything works! Perhaps Sun's instructions were more thorough than this book's.

    So if you don't already have a Windows 2000 J2EE environment up and running, don't start with this book.