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suggest a good book for EJB

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Joined: Sep 14, 2006
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will you please suggest a good book for EJB.

Thank you.

Yugandhar Akkaldevi
mahesh mylavarapu

Joined: Nov 24, 2006
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Assuming you are just entering into EJB world,Try with "Head first EJB".

Thanks,<br />Mahesh
Kai Witte
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I suggest "Mastering EJB", 4th edition (book or free PDF). I do not recommend to learn EJB 2.x, as mahesh suggested.

The disadvantage of "Mastering EJB" is that it uses many bad practices regarding Java and OO in general. The authors know a lot about how to create huge real-world systems, though.

Easier to follow the examples is this other book about EJB 3.0, which uses JBoss in the examples. Its price is highly reduced, but I forgot its name.


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Greg Malcolm

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Any suggestions on books which specifically teach EJB development/deployment on Rational Application Developer? Or even for Websphere Studio for that matter?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Free online are the IBM redbooks.

Enterprise Java Programming with WebSphere is excellent. It's for WSAD 5 though.

The only RAD 6 book I've read is An Introduction to IBM Rational Application Developer - A Guided Tour. It's a good beginners book, but overkill if you've been using WSAD.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I always like to throw my four suggestions in when somebody asks about good EJB books. I hope this adds a bit of value to the thread.

For learning the basics of EJBs, you can't beat the Head First EJB series. It's easy to read, to the point, and teaches you the fundamentals. I don't believe it's at version 3 quite yet though.

Head First Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)

If you want to learn EJB 3.0, the latest, Beginning EJB 3 is a good start. It's a fairly straight forward look at EJB 3, and how you can build EJB 3 components:

Beginning EJB 3 Appliation Development

What you really should do is couple that book with a more advanced reference on EJB 3, such as this one:

Pro EJB Development

And of course, you can't count out those O'Reily Books with the animals on the front. This is a good EJB reference guide:

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Bill Burke

Also, I have a bunch of tutorials regarding EJB creation with WSAD and IRAD on my website. They demonstrate the basics, even if they are a little WebSphere specific.


-Cameron McKenzie
[ December 27, 2006: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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