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Expert One-On-One J2EE Development Without EJB (Expert One-On-One)by Rod Johnson
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What is this book about?
Expert One-on-One J2EE Development without EJB shows Java developers and architects how to build robust J2EE applications without having to use Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB). This practical, code-intensive guide provides best practices for using simpler and more effective methods and tools, including JavaServer pages, servlets, and lightweight frameworks.
What does this book cover?
The book begins by examining the limits of EJB technology — what it does well and not so well. Then the authors guide you through alternatives to EJB that you can use to create higher quality applications faster and at lower cost — both agile methods as well as new classes of tools that have evolved over the past few years.
They then dive into the details, showing solutions based on the lightweight framework they pioneered on SourceForge — one of the most innovative open source communities. They demonstrate how to leverage practical techniques and tools, including the popular open source Spring Framework and Hibernate. This book also guides you through productive solutions to core problems, such as transaction management, persistence, remoting, and Web tier design. You will examine how these alternatives affect testing, performance, and scalability, and discover how lightweight architectures can slash time and effort on many projects.
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Book News Annotation:
Written for architects and developers, this guide presents alternatives to EJB and explains how to manage transactions, solve common problems, design applications, access data, use open source products to enhance productivity, and design for optimal performance and scalability. Johnson is an enterprise Java architect. Hoeller is a systems architect and consultant.
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Are your J2EE projects taking too long to develop? Are they hard to debug? Do they result in disappointing performance? You may still be using traditional approaches to J2EE that are overly complex and not truly object-oriented. Many of these problems relate to EJB: a complex technology that has not lived up to its hype.
In this hands-on guide, Ill show you alternatives to EJB that can be used to create higher quality applications faster and at lower cost. Ill demonstrate how to leverage practical techniques and tools, including the popular open source Spring Framework and Hibernate. Ill guide you through productive solutions to core problems such as transaction management, persistence, remoting, and web tier design. We will examine how these alternatives affect testing, performance, and scalability, and discover how lightweight architectures can slash time and effort on many projects.
Ive been working with servlets, EJB, JSP™, and other J2EE technologies since their release. (As co-lead of Spring, Juergen also brings a wealth of expertise.) Im excited to share my experience with you, one-on-one.
What you will learn from this book
Wrox Expert One-On-One books present the wisdom accumulated by an experienced author who is recognized as an expert by the programming community. These experts challenge professional developers to examine their current practices in pursuit of better results.
This practical, code-intensive guide shows Java developers and architects how to build robust J2EE applications without having to use Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), which are gradually losing popularity due to being very complex and cumbersomeProvides best practices for using simpler and more effective methods and tools, including JavaServer Pages, servlets, and lightweight frameworksJ2EE expert Rod Johnson begins by examining the limits of EJB technology, then offers an overview of alternatives— both agile methods as well as new classes of tools that have evolved over the past few yearsInvaluable details illustrate solutions and simple alternatives for basic functions like transaction management, persistence, remoting, and Web tier design
About the Author
Rod Johnson is an enterprise Java architect with extensive experience in the insurance, dot-com, and financial industries. He was the J2EE architect of one of Europe's largest web portals, and he has worked as a consultant on a wide range of projects.
Rod has an arts degree majoring in music and computer science from the University of Sydney. He obtained a Ph.D. in musicology before returning to software development. With a background in C and C++, he has been working with both Java and J2EE since their release. He is actively involved in the Java Community Process as a member of the JSR-154 (Servlet 2.4) and JDO 2.0 Expert Groups. He is the author of the best-selling Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development (Wrox, 2002) and has contributed to several other books on J2EE since 2000.
Rod is prominent in the open source community as co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project (www.springframework.org), which grew out of code published with Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development. He speaks frequently at leading industry conferences. He is currently based in London.
Rod can be contacted at email@example.com.
Juergen Hoeller is a Senior Systems architect and Consultant at werk3AT, a company that delivers complex web solutions and provides J2EE-based consulting in Austria.
Juergen has a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Linz, specializing in Java, OO modeling, and software engineering. He has worked on a wide range of projects with numerous J2EE application servers, ranging from enterprise application integration to web-based data visualization.
Juergen has particular experience in developing J2EE web applications, O/R mapping, and transaction management. Juergen is co-lead of the Spring Framework and active in many community forums, including TheServerSide.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Chapter 1: Why “J2EE without EJB”?
Chapter 2: Goals.
Chapter 3: Architectures.
Chapter 4: The Simplicity Dividend.
Chapter 5: EJB, Five Years On.
Chapter 6: Lightweight Containers and Inversion of Control.
Chapter 7: Introducing the Spring Framework.
Chapter 8: Declarative Middleware Using AOP Concepts.
Chapter 9: Transaction Management.
Chapter 10: Persistence.
Chapter 11: Remoting.
Chapter 12: Replacing Other EJB Services.
Chapter 13: Web Tier Design.
Chapter 14: Unit Testing and Testability.
Chapter 15: Performance and Scalability.
Chapter 16: The Sample Application.
Chapter 17: Conclusion.
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