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Head First EJB: by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates

 
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<pre>Author/s : Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Publisher : O'Reilly and Associates, Inc.
Category : Enterprise JavaBeans
Review by : Matthew Phillips
Rating : 8 horseshoes
</pre>
Kathy and Bert strike again with their wacky ways. They'll approach a topic in just about any method they can think of to make you learn this stuff and they can think of a lot.
The chapters are organized well. I like that each chapter opens with the exam objectives it will cover along with a "plain English" interpretation of what those objectives really mean. That is the way of the whole book. Code which requires explanation has the explanation written write next to it, with arrows pointing to the appropriate lines. Everything in the book is explained in two or more different fashions which insures the information will get into your head to stay.
I do have one critism, and it was big enough for me to drop the rating from 10 to an 8. I believe that writing and deploying code is essential to learn any API and EJB is no exception. The authors did not emphasize that method of teaching enough for me. If you are looking for just the raw facts made interesting, then this is the book for you. If you want an emphasis on writing and deploying code as well, then you should probably read this book anyway and then move on to one of the other EJB books on the market.


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I believe that writing and deploying code is essential to learn any API and EJB is no exception.


Isn't this a certification book rather than an EJB book? :roll:
 
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Bert n' Kathy - any chance of an update on this one now that Sun has cut over to the new SCBCD exam?
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Hi Don,

We've discussed this over on the SCBCD forum. In a nutshell, there's a small chance for an update. We're watching to see how popular the new exam is, but frankly it seems like an update would be a huge amount of work for a fairly small population of test takers. It seems to have become a situation that's very similar to the SCMAD - a book we'd like to write, but the demand is still too small.

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a book we'd like to write, but the demand is still too small.



I would have to agree
 
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