Mastering EJB is too "dry" for me when I first learnt EJB. I then turned to read HF EJB, which makes me very easy to understand EJB technology. By completing SCBCD, I found that I can understand more from Mastering EJB. Thus, if you just start learn EJB, I would recommend HF EJB.
Now, Paul has written a new book SCBCD Exam Study Kit. I had read the sample chapters and I found that it is quite easy to understand and learn EJB. You might also consider that.
I am preparing for SCBCD exam. I have got good idea of EJB as i have read few chapters of Mastering EJB.
I just wanted to ask that for full fledged preparation of SCBCD, which book is best Mastering or Head first EJB? or anything else?
Ahsan Jamil SCJP, SCWCD, IBM OOAD
Ahsan, Bhilla, Nick, Peter, and Siripa: Good discussion. Ahsan: You can find more information about the SCBCD Study Kit at: http://www.manning.com/sanghera Cheers. Paul [ July 28, 2005: Message edited by: Paul Sanghera ]
Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.<br />SCBCD, SCJP, Project+, Network+, Linux+, CNA.
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But Pdf version of Matering EJB is free in contrast with others
If you are going to learn EJB, free resources are always cool!
However, if you wanna a book which focus on a particular exam, it is better to have a book that is exam objective-oriented. Otherwise, you might go too deep in some areas.
after passed SCBCD with say.. 90+%, do you think read a book like Mastering EJB would still worth and gain anything to learn?
Yes. You will find that you can understand the book more than before.
When I first read Enterprise JavaBean 3rd edition, I found it is difficult to understand and it is too dry. But after I studied HF EJB and passed SCBCD with 95%, when I read the book again, I found myself understand the topic more than before.