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Pradeep bhatt
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Hi all,

Could someone please recommend me some book for learning Spring. How is "J2EE without EJB" by Rod Johnson. Thanks


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Lasse Koskela
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While Rod's book is definitely a good one, I'd recommend picking up one of the newer releases -- Spring in Action, Pro Spring, or Spring Live (or waiting for Rod's new book on the Spring Framework).


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David DeCesare
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I liked "J2EE without EJB" because it gave a great overview on why he created Spring. But I agree that for the technical aspect a newer book would be more appropriate.

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Pradeep bhatt
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Thanks Lasse and David.
Sonny Gill
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But, if you can afford it, both of Rod's Expert One-on-one books are worth reading. And there are some good comparisons between different ORM and MVC products.

In both books he also talks about his reasons for not favouring EJB's for everything, which is something you will want to know if you ever have to explain to your boss why you want to use Spring/Hibernate instead of EJB's
Rob Harrop
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I think no matter which Spring book you buy, you should certainly buy both of Rod's book. They give you the reasoning behind Spring and books like Pro Spring give you the 'how' with Spring.

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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Rob Harrop:
I think no matter which Spring book you buy, you should certainly buy both of Rod's book. They give you the reasoning behind Spring and books like Pro Spring give you the 'how' with Spring.

Rob


I read Rod's latest book about 'J2EE without EJB'. It talks a lot about why Spring compared to EJB approaches. But my major complaint is I came out learning nothing on a technical level(like as a programmer compared to as a architect who can preach stuff). In that aspect Rod's book fell short in my opinion.

Hopefully other books on Spring gives more programmatic insights and recipes to get people coding than preaching.


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Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Hopefully other books on Spring gives more programmatic insights and recipes to get people coding than preaching.

Well, at least Spring books have plenty of XML snippets in them if not so much Java code
Emman lopez
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Hi,
Do you know when is Rod's new book on the Spring Framework be released to buy it??

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Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Emman lopez:
Do you know when is Rod's new book on the Spring Framework be released to buy it??

I know only what Amazon.com is saying: May 2005...
K Huang
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Do u think the Spring Book of Rod will be as good as his other books ? Should we wait for it or get ProSpring now ?
Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by K Huang:
Do u think the Spring Book of Rod will be as good as his other books ? Should we wait for it or get ProSpring now ?

I guess that depends on whether you have a current need for learning Spring. If you do, by all means go and get one of the trio (Spring Live, Spring in Action, Pro Spring) -- they all seem to be top-notch scribblings.

(PS. I've heard a rumor that a fellow moderator has submitted a review of Pro Spring with 10 horseshoes...)
 
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