- Release Date: 10 April, 2002
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Authors: Ron Ben-Natan, Ori Sasson
Customer Rating: 3.87 of 5 (15 total reviews)
- Another winner by Dr. Ben-Natan
The book is extremely well structured, offering a broad scope of information for the entire horizon of users ranging from the people who want a high level understanding of the functionality and purpose of the application server, to installation details for system administration and troubleshooting purposes.
It is excellent from a developer and architect perspective as it offers a complete explanation of what the functions are, where they should be applied and how they should be coded, including sample code, covering all key areas such as JMS, EJB, web services and LDAP. Further to these the book also explains the use of other applications such as Visual Age for developing Websphere.
The book also provides a CD with trial versions of the applications including Visual Age and the Websphere Developer Studio.
All in all an excellent well thought through book offering both high level and in-depth detail of a very complex application.
- Great Book for anybody who wants to know about WebSphere
I was looking for a book to help us integrate our product, iMercury, into IBM's WebSphere Application Server. iMercury is a 100% Internet designed java messaging product that is lightweight, self configuring, RSA security enabled, and provides automated installation and configuration. I stumbled onto Ron Ben-Natan & Ori Sasson's "IBM WebSphere Application Server: The Complete Reference". Given my past pleasant experience with their previous book, IBM WebSphere Starter Kit, I felt that this would be a good reference source for the WebSphere Application Server.
This book is ideal for developers, System Administrators, System Architects, and Managers. Developers get an overview of the different technologies with simple and clear examples. References are given if additional detail is required. System Administrators have a source which provides information on installing, starting, and troubleshooting WebSphere. System Architects and Managers will enjoy this single reference which covers all the hot internet topics from EJBs, Connection Pooling, to Web Services. I also loved the CD-ROM that comes with trial versions of the WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Server, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, and VisualAge for Java (I would buy the book just for the CD). The only part I would change is to put the last part, which deals with administrating WebSphere sites, earlier in the book.
IBM WebSphere Application Server: The Complete Reference is a comprehensive book that is an ideal for any WebSphere Administrator or Developer. It would also be very useful to any person who wants to understand the components of Internet development.
- Poorly Organized, Examples Don't Work
I rarely criticize a text book, but for this one I must make an exception. My biggest complaint is that the examples are full of errors and the procedures are incomplete - leaving out critical steps to make the procedures work. For someone trying to learn Websphere from scratch, this poses an insurmountable obstacle to learning this topic. This indicates to me a rush job putting this book to press and failure to proofread the textbook and failure to test the examples.
I could go on, but the shortcomings already expressed are, in my opinion, justification for avoiding this book.