- Release Date: 20 March, 2002
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Authors: Marc Fleury, Scott Stark, The JBoss Group
Customer Rating: 2.6 of 5 (15 total reviews)
- Shockingly poor title.
The subtitle of this book "Administration and Development" is comletely inaccurate. The foreward begins: "This book is for the JBoss content developer and administrator".
No it isn't. It should be called "JBoss Internals", which is what it actually covers. Whoever chose the title was an idiot. How anyone could imagine that a book on JBoss that doesn't cover EJB deployment is aimed at administrators is beyond me.
Less than useless (if I could give it zero stars I would), as the "authorized" book, it will actively discourage people from learning JBoss.
- Did anyone proof-read this thing?
This book is a mess. It is rife with typos and confusing grammatical errors. Diagrams are cut off and/or poorly laid out.
This would be forgivable if the overall content hit the spot. However, as another reviewer noted, the main focus is on the internals of JBoss, not on how to use it. Ultimately, that's the biggest disappointment.
- Not about Admin/Usage but Internals
Good book if you already know JBoss. If you're thinking of re-writing JBoss or just wondering how it works internally then this is good. Absolutely needs step-by-step guide on how to install a bean. Even the JBoss doc.s on the CD are very weak. Having used WebLogic and WebSphere extensively I have still spent 4 hours and not gotten a bean to deploy AFAICT. Oh yeah, no clients/usage are given for the examples; e.g. they show on p70 code and talk about the J2eeDeployer service as being a web service but give no example code or mention of how to use it! Oh yeah, p14 says to drop jar's in the deploy directory and they will be deployed automatically. Well, where are they? Where are the usage examples for the examples provided?