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J2EE application development for Project Managers?

 
Kedar Dixit
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Hi,
Can anyone please suggest good books/link/articles that would give an overview of developing web applications using J2EE? A project manager friend of mine is managing a project that deals with web application development. The guy needs to know the "big" picture. Nothing too technical, but would like to know the basic stuff. Something like a "dummies" approach.

Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly!
Thanks,
Kedar Dixit
 
Michael Farinha
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Although I haven't read any book regarding Java web development I am a devoted Head First fan. Books in the Head First series have a knack for explaining the very complex in an easy and entertaining way.
Having said that I'd suggest Head First Servlets and JSP.

[ September 21, 2006: Message edited by: Michael Farinha ]
 
Bill Mietelski
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For a project manager, I'd recommend J2EE 1.4: The Big Picture.

Here's my favorite quote from one of the reviewers:

This book gives me a headache, because on just about every page I'd slap myself in the head and say 'That's it?!? That's what all the mystery is about?!' Now I feel like I'm in the know. I might not be able to code this stuff yet, but I sure get what's going on now.

--Floyd Jones, senior technical writer, BEA Systems
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I would humbly recommend my book, What is WebSphere?

Actually, it covers alot of J2EE development and deployment, which is fairly J2EE generic, although it does have a WebSphere flavour.

In the meantime, there's lots of J2EE related stuff on my website that you might want to check out:

www.pulpjava.com

Cheers!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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