Beginning Java EE 5: From Novice to Professional (amazon.co.uk)
I have been waiting for a book like this one for quite some time. If you’re a novice you don’t need to think twice about purchasing it! 🙂 The authors did a great job in covering most of J2EE (JSP, JSF, Servlets, EJB, JDBC, and Web Services). The main reason why I like this book is that I can follow it without almost any difficulty, the text is very clear and the examples go direct to the point. Since English is not my mother language, I do find some English books hard to follow, but I did not have any problems with this one.
Because this book was written while the specification of Java EE 5 was still being written there are some examples that need some workaround, but you can always look at the book’s website for corrections. And you’ll always learn when trying to find solutions yourself. The book also points to resources where you can find more information on how to solve problems that can possibly occur.
I only have this book for a few days, so I did not finish reading it yet, but until now I am very satisfied. If you are interested in more reviews have a look at amazon.com.
“The Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is an extremely powerful platform for developing enterprise-level Java-based applications, primarily for the server. This book shows you how to harness that power, examining how the pieces of the new J2EE 5 platform fit together.
This book surpasses explaining how to code a JSP or an EJB: It explains when and where to use these APIs, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and perhaps most importantly, how to employ the best practices for using them.
Hands-on tutorials are also included, along with clear explanations and working code examples. You will grow to take the next step—from writing client-side desktop applications to writing enterprise applications. You will also learn how to use the individual APIs and tools in the J2EE platform, and how to merge these to create your own enterprise applications.”