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Siddharth Purandare
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Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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Hi Authors,

I would like to ask authors that how you have taken care of concepts of new EJB 3.0 technology as its still in its initial phase. What I think is that just by understanding the specs specified from SUN Microsystems does not solves the BIG purpose like writing a book.

What I think is that ideally there should be some hands on experience/lifecycle of projects in new EJB's specification should be there then it will have an ideal platform for writing any book.

I may be wrong by asking such questions to authors but I was just curious to know the state of mind of authors before writing a book for such a new technologies.

I hope I am eligible to get a copy of this book so that I can understand the EJB from the fresh perspective from the authors of this book.

Thanks and Sorry If I would have asked the wrong question.

All the best for your book.


Siddharth Purandare<br />SCJP 1.4 - 76%<br />SCWCD 1.4 - 85%<br /> <br />It is the "attitude" and not the "aptitude" which determines "altitude".
Debu Panda
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Actually EJB 3 spec is available for a year or so. To answer your question, me being the product manager for Oracle's EJB 3 container we released our first EJB 3 preview more than two years back and I've been playing around with EJB 3 for that long or earlier. I've helped few of our customers to adopt EJB 3/JPA (we have a partial implementation of EJB 3 for more than 15 months in a production release of OracleAS) and hence have a lot of practical experience with the technologies. We have been using EJB 2, O-R technologies such as Hibernate or TopLink, Spring, etc. for years and we have first hand experience the technologies those are used as basis for EJB 3.


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Reza Rahman
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Siddharth:

Not sure this helps much, but we do have example code for GlassFish that you may download from the book's website. Currently, we are working on porting the examples to JBoss. This should give you a decent basis for starting a real-world EJB 3 app.

Recall also that EJB 3 is not a completely isolated island. In general, much of the practical experience from developing in EJB 2, Spring and Hibernate can be applied to EJB 3.

Reza


Independent Consultant — Author, EJB 3 in Action — Expert Group Member, Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1
Siddharth Purandare
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Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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Hi Authors,

Thanks for answering my queries. Please dont misunderstood that I have any doubts about the capabilities but I was just curious to know how authors take care of writing the new book and that too for a new technology for the people like me who are new to EJB's.

Thanks again for answering my queries. Good luck with the release of new book.

Thanks and Regards,
Reza Rahman
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No problems, glad to help. Believe me writing about a brand new technology (especially one with a gray reputation) is no cakewalk.
 
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