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.
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.