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EJB Cookbook [Paperback]

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Item description for EJB Cookbook by Benjamin G. Sullins...

Just as cookbooks contain step-by-step directions for creating different dishes, this book contains recipes for solving problems concerning Enterprise JavaBeans. Topics addressed range from simple, everyday issues to complex design issues using EJB patterns. Intended for developers with some EJB development experience, an understanding of the concepts of enterprise development and the basics of EJB programming is assumed. This book clearly addresses problems and issues and avoids the use of EJB keywords, making it ideal for developers who want quick solutions to frequent problems---or simply EJB development ideas. Easy-to-find recipes range from the common to the advanced and include techniques for securing a message-driven bean, generating EJB code, and improving an entity bean persistence layer.

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Pages   300
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 7.42" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   1.31 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Manning Publications
ISBN  1930110944  
ISBN13  9781930110946  

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More About Benjamin G. Sullins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Benjamin G. Sullins is a senior-level Java developer with experience in both server- and client-side Java. Currently, he works with JSP and XML to develop collaborative online applications. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Mark B. Whipple is a software developer who has worked extensively with networked applications, including monitoring applications utilizing SNMP and, more recently, JMX. He has been a member of several standards bodies, including the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF). He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Benjamin G. Sullins currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.

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Good reference  Nov 10, 2006
This book is for the experienced developer who wants to keep a reference at hand of useful patterns (or recipes). Good to have in the library.
Thanks for making a good cookbook !  May 4, 2005
Finally, one and only, the best cookbook. It has so many good code examples - finally developers will be able to quickly find a solution - perfect. Very clear, nice, neat, easy to read.

I would like to see a cookbook by the same author about J2EE, e.g. best practice or most common techniques. Hopefully one day.

If only it has more than 350 pages, please add more.

I hope there will be a second part, with even more stuff in there.
Good idea, poor implementation.  May 14, 2004
The book is well structured, and looking into the contents you can see that it concerns a wide range of really interesting topics. It is not as boring as other EJB books.
But ...
Do you think that 300 pages could cover topics like EJB security, transactions, messaging, XDoclet in such a depth that you can use the recipes in action?
The other point is that the the book is full of very serious errors. Code examples are never tested and there are conceptual mistakes in the text. Did you find the errata at the publisher's web site? I didn't. It will be published in another book.
So ...
It would be the best book on EJB if the authors wrote it in 600 pages, got the sample code fragments from a running application and hired a publisher's reader.
Valuable resource in a convenient form  Apr 27, 2004
Although some of the recipes don't fit directly into the strict cookbook form this book is still an excellent resource for J2EE programmers. The author intends this book to be read by engineers with some EJB experience who encounter challenges or problems with EJB. The book organizes these problems into topics by chapter (e.g. transactions, security, logging, data access, code generation, etc.), and then presents each problem within the chapter in a standard form; problem, background, recipe, discussion, see also.

If there is any fault to be found it is that some of the explanations are somewhat terse. It's not a structural flaw, however, since the purpose of the book is to provide brief answers to get you out of a tough jam.

Chapter two, on XDoclet generation is noteworthy. The authors explanation of XDoclet and it's use in generating various EJB and J2EE artifacts is dead-on easy to understand. I also appreciate that he mentions it so early on because it is such an important part of EJB development.

For J2EE developers, and more specifically EJB developers, this is a valuable resource for day-to-day development challenges. Well worth the money.

An OK reference for recurring tasks  Dec 16, 2003
EJB Cookbook is a collection of recipes for the common EJB developer, wondering how a certain task can be accomplished with EJBs.

The authors state early on that the focus is not on teaching the EJB technology and basics. Despite of what the authors just said in the preface, the book starts with exactly the kind of basics that encourage quick browsing.

The 2nd chapter is a U-turn and points the book to the right direction for most of the journey. The overall level of the recipes is still a bit too simple for my liking -- the toughest questions have been left out. On the plus side, I am happy with the fact that the authors have included chapters on using XDoclet for EJB development and on unit testing EJBs with Cactus. The body of the book is, simply put, a compact reference for accomplishing recurring development tasks.

Excluding the chapters on XDoclet and unit testing, the EJB Cookbook is not an exceptional book. It is a reference, albeit a useful one.


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