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
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.
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.
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 ?
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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...)