This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm collecting resources regarding Java EE 6.
It really looks that Java EE has finally done right, the web profile, the ability to use local EJB inside the web container, the DI and the CDI ...
What do you think about Java EE 6?
Well all the JEE Gurus are praising it
I havent had a chance to play around with it, we're still stuck with JEE5 and J2EE, but one of the things I am most excited about is JPA 2 and Futures ([at]Asynchronous)
I think it's a very good step forward, in the right direction. At work we're still using J2EE 1.4, so, I only played with J2EE 6... nothing really serious, anyway... just samples.
Like you, i'm really very interested on Asynchronous method invocation.. I hope that with Asynchronous method invocation, one may (finally!) use parallelism even on enterprise
side, even if I'm a bit afraid that if Async invocation really relies upon Message services, the overhead may not be minimal...