on 7 June 2001
This is the best book I have ever read(except JP). it is near perfection. I wanted to learn everything about ejb instantly without any waffle, I wanted to be satisfied, I wanted to be challenged and entertained and this book does it all. It is a fantastic read.
the plus points:
no1: it is well written and to the point; it presents a complex subject in simple terms
no2: it is well organised
no3: it contains all the theory you need and more
no4: the best bit is it contains a full e commerce example and shows how to mix ejb, servlets and html
no5: all the code is complete not snippets like in other books so you have the complete picture
no6: it also covers ejb 1.1, xml, rmi, jndi, ejb ref guide, corba and transactions
no7: it contains servlet code (but does not explain the theory)
no8: if you know ejb already you can go straight to the e commerce example, because it is all in one place (except customer and product beans!)
no9: i found that i didn't have to contantly refer to other pages when i was reading the book (which i have to do with numerous other books)
-it does not contain JSP (i hate jsp anyway)
-the introduction is a bit long but some will find it useful (you can skip it and not lose the thread of the book)
- no UML diagrams so you have to look at the code in detail to work out how the objects interact (but that is the fun part!!!)
- i couldn't get the code to work- the process of running the main example is a little vague.
- "Understanding ejb security" p136 is a bit difficult to understand
- the puzzle game could have been replaced with a more e commerce example
- i would have liked to have seen an e commerce example with a credit card/payment module instead of a teller bean
can't wait for the 2nd edition.