So, You Want To Start With Java EE? ...Some Excellent Books To Read

  • Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6: if you want to start with hacking your applications quickly. This book guides you step by step with wizards and screenshots and explains briefly the technology. Netbeans 6.7 and Glassfish v2 is probably the fastest way to start your Java EE carrier. You get installed your whole environment + IDE in few minutes and clicks without fiddling with plugins, configuration etc. It covers Netbeans 6.5  - but is still valid for 6.7 and 6.8 (except visual web pack).
  • Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API: this books is exact the opposite: its IDE agnostic and concentrates on the principles and challenges. If you like to understand the JPA concepts - read it.
  • EJB 3 in Action: explains EJB 3 with some interesting case studies (EJB 2 migration, Spring integration etc.). If you are starting with EJB 3 development - an interesting read.
  • Beginning Java™ EE 6 Platform with GlassFish™ 3: From Novice to Professional: this book introduces you nicely to the future: Java EE 6 and Glassfish v3. It also explains RESTFul services, JSF and Facelets. 
So - enjoy your weekend - after reading these books you will become a Java EE professional (around Monday :-)).


Thuesday you can now read "Real World Java EE Patterns : Rethinking best practices"


Posted by Hironico on August 14, 2009 at 03:42 PM CEST #


I would wait at least until Wednesday :-). Thanks - you read that?



Posted by Adam Bien on August 14, 2009 at 04:25 PM CEST #

Riiiight.. So you'd say once I'm done reading the above mentioned books I can ask for a promotion? "Senior JEE Programmer"??

Posted by Ela on August 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM CEST #

Senior? If you know what a compiler is, your are a senior. You should aim for something like "Chief Principal Java EE Technologist" after reading these books and deploying some "hello worlds".

enjoy the weekend :-)


Posted by Adam Bien on August 14, 2009 at 11:10 PM CEST #

I'd rather say that after reading, you should transform into an evangelist in a crusade against the self-acclaimed 'senior JEE architects' that are doing nasty things just after deploying "hello worlds". In fact this is a very common situation in large companies where some people are given the architect role and never deployed any real world project using the technology they recommend. Hopefully, after reading these books, you're not alone any more ... blah blah ... :-)

Posted by hironico on August 19, 2009 at 02:38 PM CEST #

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