EJB from Orielly is really a good book to start with. Then there is EJB book by EDRoman. Also, the EJB spec are handy. It would be better to have post name relevant to the topic posted rather than your name.
Hi narasimha, I believe one of the best books outhere is 'Enterprise JavaBeans' by Richard Monson-Haefel. It is non-vendor specific and follows the EJB 2.0 spec closely. There is of course also the EJB 2.0 specification itself ... that too might be of interest to you. Good Reading!
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Yes, it is prefered to know XML before J2EE because J2EE modules i.e. web, ejb-jar, rar,ear make use of xml for deployment descriptor. That is how I started with and would recommend others as well. I dont see need for certification. You can read some XML books. Take SCBCD before taking up SCEA. If you need more info let me know.
If you are new to J2EE and EJB, the best one will probably be the Head First EJB book by Kathy Sierra, if the preview chapters are anything to go by. I would suggest the following, listed in order of ease of reading (easiest first): The Sun J2EE Tutorial (download from java.sun.com) Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans by Ed Roman et al (download from www.theserverside.com) Enterprise JavaBeans by Monson Haefel (O Reilly)
I did follow Monson-Haefel's EJB 3rd ed book. In my opinion, it is very good except for the fact that it also parallelly talks about EJB1.1, which at times makes it a bit confusing. I would have liked it more if it would have dealt with only EJB2.0. The other point is that, as far as I remember, it is not vendor neutral but leans towards Weblogic with Cloudscape database. It would have been better if it would have only used Sun's reference implementation for its examples. Thanks, Sudd
Hi The best EJB book I suggest is 'EJB specification' on SUN site. It is not difficult, it is huge document which clearly specifies the specs. Print it and read chapter by chapter. Sooner or later you would realize that is the best book. O'rielly's is just a copy of the specification in book form. I suggest Ed Roman's book as an introductory book to start with and don't want to put much effort on EJB spec. -Ashok
Enterprise JavaBeans by Haefel or Mastering EJB. After getting comfortable with the topic try Bitter EJB anti-pattern book and a pro-pattern book such as Core J2EE Patterns or EJB Design Patterns . [ July 24, 2003: Message edited by: Amer Khan ]
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