Hi everyone, I recently passed scjp2 and that's all I know about java. I'm interested in EJB, will I be able to handle any beginner book or do I need to attend a course ? Also do suggest a book that is easy to follow for a beginner . Thanks in advance.
You can probably start with the EJB tutorials on the Sun site. After that you can check out various books available in tha market. I personally found Enterprise JavaBeans, O'Reilly publication & Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans -Ed Roman(Wiley pub) good. Both books have their share of bugs/typos. Some of the topics may be a bit complex to understand initially ...but you will get a descent idea of the technology involved & later when you work hands-on you will get a more complete picture. Happy Reading.
Actually, after reading "Enterprise JavaBeans" by Tom Valesky and "Enterprise JavaBeans" by Richard Monson-Haeffel, I then read the EJB specification and found the specification to be the most informative document out of those three. I don't know if I got lots out of the spec because I read the books prior to the spec, but (heck) what have you got to lose? You can download the spec from the java web site! Cheers, Avi.