am 23. August 2004
Latest trends in J2EE development found their reflection in this work of Rod Johnson. Being in the field for several years, I've found a lot of information, that would be simply invaluable in my next project. Rod questions the core concepts of middleware usage like transaction management with JTA and provides a clear overview of different ways of dealing with them. EJB gets its' deserved critique, and an explanation of why and when to use it is given to the reader. Dependency injection and AOP get their coverage: what is it, how it can be applied. Persistence techniques are also, of course, covered. Though, I can say, this book can be tough for the beginner in J2EE. But, for the seasoned professional, it's a box of gold. Highly recommended!
am 13. März 2005
J2EE is a complex tool to solve complex software problems. As such, it requires an inconvenient programming model at best. Rod understood very well that the deployment cycle necessary for J2EE applications is way too time-consuming to develop applications in a fast and test-driven way. He came up with Spring, a framework which supports a simplified programming model and enables developers to delay coupling of applications with heavy technology to a later stage.
This book gives a clear introduction to Ron's motivation to develop Spring and quickly jumps into solutions for problems which J2EE developers face regularly.
Although Spring constantly evolves, and there's more recent information on the Web site, I found this bool still a valuable resource.
J2EE development without Spring? Thanks, I've been there.