Suitable for intermediate to advanced Java programmers, Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere
is an up-to-the-minute guide to creating server software using the latest Java standards. It's a perfect one-volume resource for getting on board with some of the best ideas on the Java platform for building enterprise software.
While most books focus on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) and related standards without looking at particular Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) tools, this title zeros in on IBM's popular VisualAge and WebSphere products for building and deploying Java software. The book does a good job of explaining the higher-level principles when it comes to Java standards like Servlets, JSP, and EJB. The more abstract material on the best ways to combine these front-end and back-end technologies is anchored by chapters that show how to use the real IBM tools.
Sections on modeling EJBs, for example, show you how to build real EJBs in VisualAge (including some fine material on associations that will let you model even complex database schemas with Java components). Another plus is material on the specifics of deploying Beans on the WebSphere platform, including tips on editing XML descriptor data. With today's J2EE standards, the genius is in the details. This book strikes a good balance between theory and practical advice. It gives you some of Sun's current best practices, like the Model-View-Controller (MVC). With fast-moving and useful tutorials on Servlet JSP and EJB standards, the authors also discuss layering of components on the server to achieve the separation of presentation and business logic, a must for today's Java Web applications. Patterns and other strategies for making sure you separate the tiers are also introduced.
By anchoring a state-of-the-art tour of Java with samples using real IBM tools, this title provides what Java developers need to use JSPs and EJBs effectively in real projects to solve real business problems. It's quite simply one of the best available tutorials for learning how to build successful Web applications in Java. --Richard Dragan
- Survey of e-commerce for business
- Review of computer architecture (from client/server to Web-based multitiered systems)
- Introduction to the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
- The Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern (including layered applications)
- HTTP and Servlet basics
- Introduction to IBM VisualAge for EJB development
- The IBM WebSphere Test Environment (WTE)
- IBM WebSphere Application Server for EJBs (installing and configuration hints and using XMLConfig)
- Managing session state
- IBM WebSphere Studio tutorial (including JSP development with Page Designer)
- Servlet design guidelines (including patterns, exception handling, Servlet chaining, and filtering)
- JSP tutorial (including expressions and directives)
- Direct and indirect models for JSPs
- Using Beans with JSPs
- Testing and deploying JSPs
- Custom tag libraries
- Case study for an employee timesheet Web application (including use cases and class diagrams)
- EJB tutorial (including session and entity Beans)
- How to use VisualAge to build EJBs (including object-relational mapping tools)
- Testing and debugging EJBs
- EJB clients
- Container-managed and Bean-managed persistence
- EJB transactions
- Advanced CMP mapping techniques (including associations)
- Techniques for layered applications in EJBs (using facade and factory classes)
- Deploying EJBs in WebSphere
WebSphere is at the heart of IBM's web strategy: a global Internet software platform that can support any e-business, from startup to megasite. IBM is investing $1 billion to build a WebSphere community that will be 5,000,000 developers strong. Now, there's a comprehensive WebSphere programmer's reference: a hands-on, solutions-focused exploration of every key element of WebSphere server-side programming, including Java servlets, JavaServer Pages, Enterprise JavaBeans, and IBM's powerful VisualAge for Java development environment. They present detailed guidance for architecting WebSphere/J2EE applications that deliver maximum performance, scalability, and robustness. Finally, using a start-to-finish case study, they build an entire system, showing how every piece fits together, how each API interrelates, and exactly how IBM's VisualAge for Java Enterprise Edition and WebSphere implement the J2EE standards.