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which is the best book for EJB

Ranganatha Dasappa
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Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi all,
I am new to EJB technology.I wanna understand EJB in depth.which is the best book among
1. Mastering EJB by Ed Roman,
2. Enterprise Javabeans by Richard Monson-Haefel
3. Professional EJB by PG Sarang,Kyle Gabhart,Andre Tost et al.
4. Head First EJB
5. any other good books?

I am planning to take SCBCD exam after that. which books can help me in this context?
Thanks in advance.


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arunij katiliyar
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 26
IMHO Mastering EJB by Ed Roman is the best.


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Dave Clark
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 52
I'd say

2. Enterprise Javabeans by Richard Monson-Haefel

but to be honest, I've not read any of the others. I usually find O'Reilly's books far superior to other publishers for Java books though,

cheers,

Dave.


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Osita Agbo
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 6
Hi

I would recommend "Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans" by Ed Romans, Second Edition. I have read the first and second editions. Feel free to read the reviews on amazon.com

For the exam, I think "Head First EJB" is the best.

I wish you success in your career.

-Osita.
[ March 13, 2005: Message edited by: Osita Agbo ]
Peter Rooke
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
Posts: 802

Mastering Enterprise Java Beans Third Edition, PDF.


Regards Pete
Ranganatha Dasappa
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi all
Thanks for ur valuable suggestion.
Avi Abrami
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 1132

Ranganatha,
The EJB 3.0 specification should soon be finalized. I understand that it is radically different from the existing specification -- which is 2.1

None of the books you mentioned covers EJB 3.0. In my opinion, it would probably be preferrable if you wait for books that cover EJB 3.0 to come out.

You may find that learning EJB 2.1 was a waste of time, and it may make learning EJB 3.0 more difficult, since you may probably need to "unlearn" EJB 2.1.

As far as I know, there are already several EJB servers available that implement EJB 3.0. Perhaps you should start with them (and their associated documentation and code samples), rather than with a book?

I believe that Oracle and JBoss have EJB 3.0 compatible servers. Both are free for personal use.

Good Luck,
Avi.
 
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