Enterprise JavaBeans(TM): Developing Component-Based Distributed Applications

Enterprise JavaBeans(TM): Developing Component-Based Distributed Applications

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  • Release Date: 01 May, 1999
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Author: Thomas Valesky

In Tom Valesky's Enterprise JavaBeans, readers find a hands-on tutorial on writing real-world EJBs for the corporate enterprise. Valesky explores the history of distributed computing and the role of EJBs in the world of legacy CORBA and transaction processing. The author's presentation of the architecture of EJBs, both session and entity beans, is just excellent. The book also suggests how EJBs can be used together with RMI and CORBA.

The examples in this book are its best feature. Using WebLogic's application server, the author first presents a simple "Hello world" example. There is also a simple online "shopping cart" example, written with both "stateless" and "stateful" session beans. You'll explore entity beans for connecting to corporate databases, and Valesky updates the shopping cart example to use them.

EJBs are just part of the picture for enterprise development. As a bonus, this book provides a checklist of over 50 useful hints for writing successful distributed systems. The book includes a full-fledged example for an employee time-tracking system built with EJBs, along with full source code for all examples presented in the book. Enterprise JavaBeans is an excellent hands-on guide to real-world EJB development in a book that avoids the high-flown jargon that often appears in books on distributed programming. --Richard Dragan

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Customer Rating: 3.39 of 5 (28 total reviews)

  • 2 starsExtremely disappointing and Not any substance

    This book claims to cover the complex process of component based distributed computing with Enterprise JavaBeans.I started off with it,thinking that it would provide me with the substance I need to for beginning with my professional level applications using EJB.However,I was greatly disappointed as the book never provided me with any details of what goes into building enterprise level applications using EJB.All the stuff was too elementary and seemed to be a rehash of the EJB specifications.The examples are rare and it seems the author himself is confused about a few things.I would suggest to anybody serious about development with EJB,read the book by Ed Roman.

  • 4 starsIf you dont have the patience...

    The best thing about this book is that it gives the reader a jump start into the world of EJB. This book is ideal for a developer who is under severe time constraints to understand and write an EJB based system. This book is for people who want to get the job done. It will also give you a good understanding of the overall structure of EJB. Another good thing is the weblogic server in the CDROM, so you do not need anything other than a PC to code and run EJB. BUT I would not suggest this book if you are looking for a deeper understanding of EJB and related technologies.

  • 4 starsAn Excellent Introduction

    This is a delightfully lucid introduction to Enterprise Java Beans. Unfortunately, it was published in 1999 and is a lucid introduction to EJB version 1.1, not the more current 2.0. Let's hope Mr. Valesky has a new edition in the works! Also, it is a relatively brief introduction, not a comprehensive how-to manual, so many of the necessary but mind-numbing details are left out. Nevertheless, the book would be useful as a conceptual introduction, perhaps to be followed by something meatier.