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Anthony Karta
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Hi all,

I am not sure where I should post my message.

I am looking for J2SE and J2EE books, Not a beginner one, that have real-life application Samples - like Wrox series (sadly, they not publish any books now) - also covered JDBC, xml/xslt in action.

I'm browsing amazon and other sites but couldn't find any Decent and Updated books.

sounds tough?

thanks folks

Joyce Lee
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Tony, you can find sample codes on J2EE by Sun here.

Paul Sturrock

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(sadly, they not publish any books now)

News to me - and to Wrox I imagine - the last book they published was released 13 days ago.
[ August 13, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]

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Jeroen Wenting
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I guess he means Wrox no longer exists as an independent brand. They're now owned by Wiley (or was that AW, I always confuse those two for some reason).

Julian Kennedy
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Take a look at the O'Reilly Cookbook Series. I have two but haven't got around to reading/using them yet.

Anthony Karta
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Thanks all for your reply.

actually, I'm in the middle of planning to build small online shop.
- where should I start? without EJB if possible and utilize JSP, transform output to XML and render it using XSLT.
- what book/s (printed or online) that shows how to implement it or has online shop sample case?

This book has online shop sample but not sure if it's good in term of Design: "Java for the Web with Servlets, JSP, and EJB". What I don't like is, it doesn't utilize XML and XSLT for presentation layer and sounds out-dated (published 2002).

sorry if I posted in the wrong forum. couldn't find a forum that discuss this kind of questions.

again, thanks all for your advices/comments
Sonny Gill
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If you are looking for reviews on books available on servlets etc., you can find some at JavaRanch Bunkhouse. The Professional Series of Wrox books are pretty good.

Before deciding on using EJB, you may want to weigh the pros n cons of it, especially if it is a small and simple application.
Have a look at Expert One-on-One J2EE Development without EJB

I have heard many people say that the Sun Pet Store example is NOT a very well designed application, I myself have never looked at it in detail.

In your case though, you may want to follow the incremental development method. Choose a very small subset of functionality that forms the core of what you are trying to do, and as you implement that you will learn more about the technologies you are using, and the design decision you need to make.


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