poniedziałek, 11 sierpnia 2008

Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application Server

Korzystając z biblioteki warszawskiego JUGa miałem okazję zapoznać się z książką
"Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application Server"
autorstwa Davida R. Heffelfingera. Poniżej przedstawiam recenzję tej pozycji. Recenzja jest po angielsku - takie wymogi wydawnictwa, które wspomaga bibliotekę książkami.

I newer used GlassFish application server so I was really curious about it's features. Reading a book about GlassFish could have been a great possibility to familiarize with it's capabilities. Could have been, but haven't. After first look on the table of contents I realized, that this book is rather about Java EE 5 Development than about Development using GlassFish Application Server. The glass fish on the cover misled me.

So instead of improving my knowledge about GlassFish features I revised my J2EE skills. Hibernate, JDBC, JSP, JSF, EJB, Web Services weren't novelties for me, but I've founded some interesting fragments. Did you know, that you may use Facelets to make JSF-xml pages viewable directly in browser. I didn't. The book contains quite a lot similar more or less useful tricks with example code. Unfortunately it also contains some bugs, like getting new ID by executing
"select max(customer_id) + 1 from customers"

Generally speaking Java EE 5 Development using GlassFish Application Server by David R. Heffelfinger is a solid 400 pages book about J2EE. If you want to know GlassFish Application Server in details, you will be disappointed, but if you are a newbie in J2EE you will spent a lot of interesting evenings with it. Even more than with one of your girlfriends.

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