In my current assignment, I have been away from Java for quite some time. I have been working in a Microsoft environment, directly coding SQL via MS SQL Manager and Integration Services (SSIS). Does your book cover migration strategies away from native coding towards persistence abstractions? I would very much like to "sell" the idea to my company, and would welcome any and all help towards that end.
The things I did not know at first I learned by doing twice. -Billy Joel