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Need to know Best Book on EJB Concepts

mvdsgirish malik

Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Posts: 16
Hi fellow ranchers,

I need to buy a book to prepare a solid EJB foundation. Am looking for clear conceptual understanding. May not have EJB 3.0. thats fine.
Please suggest the best book . Is Ed Roman good and sufficient or some o 'reilly book you suggest .

Thanks for the info in advance.

Best Regards,
Girish Malik
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
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Ed Roman book is good. Head First series also good.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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For learning the basics of EJBs, you can't beat the Head First EJB series:

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


-Cameron McKenzie
[ December 27, 2006: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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