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Seam in Action [Paperback]

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A guide to Seam, a Java EE framework, provides instructions for designing and building applications.

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JBoss Seam is an exciting new application framework based on the Java EE platform that is used to build rich, web-based business applications. Seam is rapidly capturing the interest of Java enterprise developers because of its focus on simplicity, ease of use, transparent integration, and scalability.

"Seam in Action" offers a practical and in-depth look at JBoss Seam. The book puts Seam head-to-head with the complexities in the Java EE architecture. The author presents an unbiased view of Seam from outside the walls of RedHat/JBoss, focusing on such topics as Spring integration and deployment to alternative application servers to steer clear of vendor lock-in. By the end of the book, you should expect to not only gain a deep understanding of Seam, but also come away with the confidence to teach the material to others.

To start off, you will see a working Java EE-compliant application come together by the end of the second chapter. As you progress through the book, you will discover how Seam eliminates unnecessary layers and configurations, solves the most common JSF pain points, and establishes the missing link between JSF, EJB 3 and JavaBean components. The author also shows you how Seam opens doors for you to incorporate technologies you previously have not had time to learn, such as business processes and stateful page flows (jBPM), Ajax remoting, PDF generation, asynchronous tasks, and more.

All too often, developers spend a majority of their time integrating disparate technologies, manually tracking state, struggling to understand JSF, wrestling with Hibernate exceptions, and constantly redeploying applications, rather than on the logic pertaining to the business athand. "Seam in Action" dives deep into thorough explanations of how Seam eliminates these non-core tasks by leveraging configuration by exception, Java 5 annotations, and aspect-oriented programming.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   589
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   2.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 15, 2008
Publisher   Manning Publications
ISBN  1933988401  
ISBN13  9781933988405  

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More About Dan Allen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dan is a member of the Seam and Weld project teams at JBoss by Red Hat, member of the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), author of Seam in Action and a speaker at major industry conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, TSSJS, Jazoon and JSF Summit. His presentation at JavaOne 2009 earned him the JavaOne Rock Star award. But he's best known by colleagues for his passionate work using technologies that include Java frameworks (Seam, CDI, Weld, JSF, EJB 3, JPA, Hibernate, Spring), testing frameworks (JUnit, TestNG, Selenium), JavaScript and DOM scripting, CSS and page layouts, Maven 2, Ant, Groovy, and many others.

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this book will take you there!  Sep 14, 2008
The book steps through the framework,"Explicitly" leaving no stones unturned, nothing left to the imagination!

After the first read, and as a reference.

Even an intermediate programmer will be able to write
very "seemingly" sophisticated CRUD web-sites.

Seemingly, because "seam" makes otherwise hard things practical.

And "Seam in Action", by Don Allen ,makes these CRUD sophistications
a practical working reality.
Via the books complete and very understandable framework explanations.
As they are put to practice during the explantions your understanding is underpinned.

Buy this book! It's what you need for Seam! No,I'm not a relative
or paid hack. I just Love the book!
Complete and In-Depth coverage of Seam  Sep 14, 2008
Seam in Action begins with a slow introduction and an explanation why Seam is different and why Seam is important, especially in an ocean of web frameworks. The book's difficulty then increases slowly from showing how to set up the basic web applications quickly using seam-gen and reverse engineering to how to manage stateful page transition processes, Ajax, and transaction management.

Even at the most difficult concepts like conversations, rule-engine development, and Spring integration this book does a great job delineating the topic so that you as the reader can fully understand what you need.

This book is so well researched, you will likely consider it the complete guide to Seam, and will continue to use it as a reference long after reading it.
Fantastic  Sep 12, 2008
I'll be honest. I reviewed this book for Manning before it came out. Look at the back cover. There I am. I cannot stress this enough. If you want to learn Seam (and if you're building web applications, you want to learn Seam), you should buy this book. I reviewed it because I work with Seam daily, on multiple projects. From simple Crud stuff to trading systems. I do not lie in my quote on the back cover. I learned a lot of stuff reviewing this book. I have read all the other Seam books out there, at least up to the time I reviewed this one. Other books are good, and I won't get into specific comparisons, but I learned a lot reviewing this one. However, its well organized, so if you know nothing, you'll be able to learn it from this book. So, you know, buy it.

FYI I was not paid to review the book, and will certainly get nothing if you buy it.

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