I am interested in your book as I have been on the application side of WebSphere. I wonder if this book could help me understand some settings/behaviour/tuning possibilities of WebSphere (infrastructural side).
I have got a couple of questions (by the way, I am a user of WebSphere at my place of work):
Is this book's focus on learning Rational Application Developer with WebSphere or learning Java?
Does this book tell you the ins and out of the deployment of an application on WebSphere?
Does this book go into the details of creating Connection Factories, (DB) Resources, JNDI entries?
Hi Frits (and everyone else who has posted),
Let me apologize to you all in advance for my future typos.
The book is written as an introduction to java. When I first started teaching java I found that people new to programming were as baffled by the application environment and the application development environment as they were by java. I had to include step by step (or mouse click by mouse click) instructions on how to use the IDE, install apps (create a bat file, set up the path and classpath, etc.), install web based apps on a server, etc. The book assumes no java knowledge but a basic understanding of programming concepts (I don't explain in great detail the different loop structures, I assume the reader is familiar with loops, and simply cover how it is done in java.) So to answer your first question, its focus is on Java and then how to implement java using WebSphere tools primarily RAD and WAS. Question 2 - the does not cover all the ins and outs of WebSphere (especially considering, that the last time I looked, IBM considered COBOL, DB2, etc. WebSphere products). It doesn't even cover all the ins and outs of RAD, WAS or java. Again, it is written as an introduction to java and object oriented programming. Q3 - I have a chapter on connecting to DB2, Oracle and Access DBs from a client based application and then 2 chapters that show how to do it with web based apps. Q4 - no monitoring at all.
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Creator of Enthuware JWS+ V6