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is Core J2EE patterns and practises a relevant book to read?

Aron knight
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I have been using Java for a while (about 12-18 months), and wanted to know if the Core J2EE book was still relevant, and if i should read it?

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Amit Ghorpade
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Patterns and best practices always remain the same, don't they?
So the book is still relevant for the patterns part. If you are talking of the API, then its always recommended to refer the most recent edition of the book.


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Aron knight
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Patterns do remain the same, but some of the patterns seem to have been implemented by frameworks such as spring, the controllers for instance.. do we still need to write controllers?...

http://www.corej2eepatterns.com/

I rather not read something that has no little value to me, id rather read something else... I have read some people are still reading this, so thought perhaps its relevant...?
Jelle Klap
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It's always valuable to understand a pattern, even if you use a 3rd party framework to provide its implementation. It might make adopting new frameworks that much easier.


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Copying to our books forum. Beware of the moderator there.
Winston Gutkowski
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Amit Ghorpade wrote:Patterns and best practices always remain the same, don't they?

The patterns do, but not always our attitude towards them.

Singleton, for example, is now generally frowned on, although it's always worth reading both sides of the argument.
I believe that Erich Gamma has said that if he were writing the Bible again today, he would probably have left Singleton out, but I'm afraid I can't find the citation.

Winston


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