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Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

 
Johannes de Jong
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<pre>Author/s : Kassem C Nicholas, Enterprise Team
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Pub Co
Category : J2EE & Distributed Computing
Review by : Marcela Blei - Bartender, August 2001
Rating : 9 horseshoes
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First of all, the purpose of this book is to describe the big picture of an Enterprise Application in a very simple way. The MVC fundamentals are the basis for this goal and are applied in a perfect manner.
It's a great overview of the APIs involved in J2ee, and it also gives you an idea of the tools that can be used to simplify your work. It doesn�t go deep into any topic, but as the title says, it's a book about designing and that's what it covers. It goes over all the existing tiers, explaining in detail the design concepts for each one. I recommend this book to people who have knowledge of the technical aspects but can't figure out how to best apply all these topics together in a large application, and/or have to review a summary of the concepts involved in developing large scale applications.
Each chapter is written by a different author, all Sun experts who lead teams on the subjects they cover, so there we get the added value of an explanation of how the creators think we have to apply the tools they design. Some aspects are out of date, for example the small coverage on xsl, but nothing really crucial.
The sample application is a great example. You can download the whole book and the sample application at the Enterprise Edition Blueprints
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[This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited December 05, 2001).]
 
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