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JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide: A Practical Guide [Kindle Edition]

Tom Marrs , Scott Davis
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Consisting of a number of well-known open source products, JBoss is more a family of interrelated services than a single monolithic application. But, as with any tool that's as feature-rich as JBoss, there are number of pitfalls and complexities, too.

Most developers struggle with the same issues when deploying J2EE applications on JBoss: they have trouble getting the many J2EE and JBoss deployment descriptors to work together; they have difficulty finding out how to get started; their projects don't have a packaging and deployment strategy that grows with the application; or, they find the Class Loaders confusing and don't know how to use them, which can cause problems.

JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide helps developers overcome these challenges. As you work through the book, you'll build a project using extensive code examples. You'll delve into all the major facets of J2EE application deployment on JBoss, including JSPs, Servlets, EJBs, JMS, JNDI, web services, JavaMail, JDBC, and Hibernate. With the help of this book, you'll:

  • Implement a full J2EE application and deploy it on JBoss
  • Discover how to use the latest features of JBoss 4 and J2EE 1.4, including J2EE-compliant web services
  • Master J2EE application deployment on JBoss with EARs, WARs, and EJB JARs
  • Understand the core J2EE deployment descriptors and how they integrate with JBoss-specific descriptors
  • Base your security strategy on JAAS

Written for Java developers who want to use JBoss on their projects, the book covers the gamut of deploying J2EE technologies on JBoss, providing a brief survey of each subject aimed at the working professional with limited time.

If you're one of the legions of developers who have decided to give JBoss a try, then JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide is your next logical purchase. It'll show you in plain language how to use the fastest growing open source tool in the industry today. If you've worked with JBoss before, this book will get you up to speed on JBoss 4, JBoss WS (web services), and Hibernate 3.

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Building and Deploying J2EE in the Real World

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This convenient guide from O'Reilly takes an in-depth look at JBoss, the fastest growing open source tool on the market. Learn how to integrate JBoss with other open source Java products such as Tomcat and Hibernate, and much more. Written for Java programmers who want to use JBoss on their projects.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for getting to know Jboss 26 Nov. 2005
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This is an excellent book for experience java programmers who want to become familiar with Jboss. Each chapter goes throgh the practical application of many jboss features and by the end of this book you will be able to build out youre own Jboss application from beginning to end (Client, EJB and Persistance tiers). It does not however go into any detail on some aspects of jboss that might be useful like explaining the JCA architecture or MBeans in detail. I spent 6 months working in JBoss and this helped me copperfasten my experience on the project and become more familiar with areas that initially had gone over my head. I now have a solid understanding of EJB, JMS, MDB, Hibernate, JAAS, Servlets, ANT, XDoclet and how to apply them. Its the best of whats out there right now.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Proves useful way beyond JBoss 4 July 2006
I've had this book since it became available. I remember at the time being disappointed that it was less about JBoss and more about building a J2EE app using open source tools and techniques. However, I recently scanned my book shelf for something that might be able to help me refresh my memory on all the real, practical, aspects of enterprise Java and realised that this would do nicely.

Marrs and Davis use the creation of an ecommerce web site for a car dealership to demonstrate all the key aspects of an enterprise Java application and its deployment in to a JBoss container. Using ANT and xDoclet it demonstrates how to avoid the XML configuration nightmare that can take the pleasure out of development. It simply introduces you to the configuration steps to make container managed resources, like databases, available to web applications via JNDI. It uses Hibernate to introduce Object Relational Mapping and progresses to demonstrate how common design patterns can be reflected using these technologies.

The book is successful at condensing down the practicalities of Session Beans to just a few pages. Quite an achievement considering a lot of space is also dedicated to sensible reasoning about their use as well. If they are like me Marrs and Davis thought it was a waist of time elaborating any more as we are all waiting for EJB 3.0 anyway. I would recommend the section on JMS and MDB's. I was able to finally redesign a web application that had forced me in to managing my own threads for processing in bound messages over JMS some years ago (breaking the contract with a Tomcat container).

The other sections worth a mention are the JavaMail and Web Services which maintain the same standard. This is basically a very useful book that should be on your desk, dog eared and scribbled on, but not as a reference for JBoss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horribly out of date 16 April 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Unfortunately, this book does not cover:

JBoss 4.2 GA released 11 May 2007 (contains some important changes above 4.0)
JBoss 5.0 GA released 5 Dec 2008
JBoss 5.1 released 23 May 2009

With JBoss 6 now due for release later this year (2010), this book has become largely obsolete and can only be recommended to those still running JBoss AS 4.0.
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