J2EE BOOK REVIEWS

1.Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)

Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)

By Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, John Crupi 
Publisher: Prentice Hall 
Publication Date: June 2008

   "About the book" Completely updated and revised, this is the second edition of the best-seller Core J2EE Patterns. J2EE has become the platform of choice for Web-centric distributed enterprise application development. Expert consultants from the Sun Java Center have identified powerful J2EE design patterns that lead to applications with superior performance, scalability, and robustness. This book brings those design patterns together, sharing Sun's best practices for development with Java Server Pages (JSP), Servlets, EJB, and other J2EE technologies. It presents a complete catalog of J2EE patterns encapsulating proven and recommended designs for common J2EE-related problems, organized into presentation tier, business tier and integration tier solutions. This second edition introduces new patterns, new refactorings, new patterns for using XML as well as new patterns for J2EE Web services. The authors also identify bad practices to be avoided. Finally, it presents an end-to-end multi-tier case study covering every stage of enterprise development.

2.EJB Design Patterns: Advanced Patterns, Processes, and Idioms

EJB Design Patterns: Advanced Patterns, Processes, and Idioms

By Floyd Marinescu 
Publisher: Prentice Hall 
Publication Date: September 2002

   "About the book"A lot of programming involves solving the same kinds of basic problems. Well, what if a community of experts got together and pooled their knowledge to come up with the best programming practices for solving these problems? You would have what are known as design patterns. Author Floyd Marinescu, a leading expert on EJB, worked with the members of the EJB community of TheServerSide.com to put their collective knowledge together to build a library of design patterns, strategies, and best practices for EJB design and development. This treasure-trove of proven best practices will allow developers to quickly solve difficult programming assignments. Unlike other patterns books, this book goes beyond high-level designs to the actual code for implementing them, saving developers countless hours of time and effort when building scalable, reliable, and maintainable EJB systems.