I think we need to promote EJB3 more than EJB3 in Action, as the latter will benefit automatically. EJB Technology has been replaced by Spring & Hibernate in most organizations. We need to bring back the confidence of industry back to EJB Technology.
In this regard, I feel "EJB3 in Action" will play a vital role. Hence I thank Debu Panda, Reza Rahman & Derek Lane for their new book.
Industry won't accept EJB3 unless their are quality professionals trained in EJB3 and I hope EJB3 in Action will assist in this regard.
SCJP 1.4 : 91%
SCWCD 1.4 : 95%
SCBCD 1.3 : 95%
SCJP 6 Upgrade : 95%
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We are seeing increase in adoption of EJB 3 / JPA amongst customers. It will certainly increase with production release of application servers from major vendors implementing EJB 3 specifications. Note that new Hibernate and TopLink users are going JPA path instead of using proprietary API.