Professional IBM WebSphere 5.0 Application Server (Programmer to Programmer)

Professional IBM WebSphere 5.0 Application Server (Programmer to Programmer)

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  • Release Date: 01 December, 2002
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Authors: Tim Francis, Eric Herness, Rob High, Jim Knutson, Kim Rochat, Chris Vignola

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Customer Rating: 2.78 of 5 (9 total reviews)

  • 1 starsthe damned software doesn't work!

    I paid OVER $80 for this book (dumb me, I know...) hoping I could get a version of WebSphere that might work with some sample applications but I was apparently asking too much. I go through the entire 30 minute installation process from both CDs
    and then when I start WSAD 5.0 I get the helpful error message
    telling me that 'The license cannot be found. IBM Websphere Studio application developer version 5.0.0 cannot start'. Well,
    THANKS A LOT IBM - taking a lesson from the Microsoft playbook?

    And OF COURSE there is no reference to this problem in the book or on the WROX website though there at least 20 license.* files installed with WSAD, none of which have anything to do with an actual license that can be read by WSAD when it starts. I'm taking the book back and hope I can get refund so I don't have to spend a day trying to figure this mess out. Thank God for WebLogic....

  • 2 starsUnclear

    It is very hard to follow the example that is covered in various chapters.
    The optimization and tuning the server is hardly there.

  • 5 starsA pleasure so far.

    This may be a little premature as I'm only 100 pages in but, it's extremely refreshing to see a very thorough treatment of a J2EE focused product - that is rare to me. J2EE is not rocket science but, it is also not trivial as evidenced by the lack of good readable documention on the subject - despite J2EE ubiquity.

    The authors are obviously extremely knowledgable about their product (WS and WSAD) and they patiently communicate it in an articulate manner that make learning this stuff as easy as it could be.

    If you want something more concise and thoroughly difficult to learn from, go read the Sun J2EE specs, their fun... and their free and they mostly apply to WS.

    I've never liked a book written by 6 people. Usually the compliation reminds me more of a pile of ... e.g. just a hack. This book appears to be the exception. You really gain an appreciation and an understanding of the elegance of the functionality of the WS and WSAD products.

    I was a JDeveloper/9iAS bigot until this book and some experience with the WSAD/WS products.

    The only 2 problems I see with WAS 5.1 (that's the version I'm currently working with) is that it's a step behind the competition (i.e. J2EE 1.3 versus 1.4) and that some of the WSAD wizards are mediocre but, that's not the books problem.

    Thanks for the good job. Keep up the good work.