Hi Jan, I guess we need to understand both J2EE and .NET in order to understand the book. Since it is talking about how J2EE works together with .NET, if we dont know .NET, it is difficult to understand some of the concepts. Of course, the book may give a brief intro. on both J2EE and .NET, but if we know more, it, of course, makes us easier to understand more. In fact, I know nothing about .NET, but many people said the idea is very similar to J2EE, just using different programming languages to implement. Nick
The book is a general overview of both technologies, and is not meant to be a complete reference. I believe the chapter on third party vendors (Chapter 8) is the heart of the book. Third party vendors like JNetDirect offer a wonderful tool called JSQL Mapper which maps Java data to SQL Server 2000 in seamless fashion. The JDBC driver JNetDirect offers is the best third party business solution out there. DPeltzer
Originally posted by Dwight Peltzer: I believe the chapter on third party vendors (Chapter 8) is the heart of the book. Third party vendors like JNetDirect offer a wonderful tool called JSQL Mapper which maps Java data to SQL Server 2000 in seamless fashion. The JDBC driver JNetDirect offers is the best third party business solution out there.
I think this isn't really the thing the reader wants to know is it? If I've got a problem, I want to know ways to solve this problem. Of course there are tools from third party vendors that can help me solve the problem. But I want to know about technologies, workarounds. JSQL isn't that special I think. I may be wrong, but I've heard a lot about similiar tools but free that Map Java Data to a JDBC Supported Database Server. And building a JDBC driver isn't that difficult at all, I've done it before. Also there already is a non-commercial JDBC Driver available, alright it is JDBC 2.1 not JDBC 3.0. http://jtds.sourceforge.net/. Why is JNetDirect the best solution? What arguments do you have? I'm very interested. Yours, Mark Monster
Since the book is not a textbook for teaching readers J2EE or .NET technologies, we expected that it wont cover much on how J2EE and .NET work. The target readers of the book are those who know J2EE and .NET, and those have needs to make the 2 systems interact with each other. Thus, if you dont know both technologies (at least need to know some basic concepts), the book may not suit you. Nick