Not just another EJB book, EJB 2.1 Kick Start distinguishes itself in two key ways. First, author Peter Thaggard builds his examples from the new paradigms introduced in EJB 2.X rather than simply rewriting EJB 1.0 code. The changes in EJB 2.X programming--particularly in the areas of deployment descriptors and data persistence--require a new way of thinking about application architecture. The second distinction comes from the use of a project life-cycle approach.
Thaggard presents examples using the define-describe-build approach advocated by the thought leaders in object-oriented programming rather than simply laying out the features of the EJB specification. The result is a readable book that will successfully guide EJB programmers and those migrating from EJB 1/x.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Conclusion.)
I. FUNDAMENTAL EJB.1. The Status Quo.
The Problem with the Status Quo. The Knight in Shining Armor: EJB. The Business Plan. BookEaz Business Plan. Use Cases Lite. Use Case Analysis of BookEaz. BookEaz Use Case Document.2. Designing a Solution Using EJB.
Logical Modeling: The Key to Designing EJB Systems. Keeping It Strictly Business. BookEaz Sequence Diagrams.3. Implementing a Solution Using EJB 2.0.
The EJB Runtime Environment. Installing an Application Server and Deploying EJBs into It. Divide and Conquer. The Rest of the Story: Deploying EJBs.4. Complex Entity Beans and Local Objects.
Implementing Local Entity Beans. Complex Entity Bean Relationships. Implementing and Deploying ShoppingCart.5. Session Beans and Message-Driven Beans.
Coding Checkout. Implementing Message-Driven Beans.
II. REFERENCE.6. All About Deployment.
Deployment Overview.7. Entity Beans.
Compiling and Running Part 7's Examples. Remote/Local Interfaces. Remote and Local Home Interfaces. Entity Bean Implementations. BMP Implementations.8. Session Bean Reference.
Compiling and Running the Examples. Stateful and Stateless Session Beans. Session Bean Component Interface. Business Method Declarations in Web Service Endpoint Interfaces. Remote and Local Session Bean Home Interfaces. Session Bean Implementations.9. Message-Driven Bean (MDB) Reference.
Queues and Topics. The Two Interfaces of MDBs. MDB Best Practices.10. EJB 2.1 Web Service and Timer Service Support.
Web Services Overview. Implementing Web Services as Session Beans. EJB 2.1 Timer Service. Creating a Timed Object.
III. APPENDIXES.Appendix A. Introduction to UML for Analysis and Design.
Models and Diagrams. Documenting Analysis with Use Cases and Scenario Diagrams. Class Diagrams.Appendix B. Installing and Configuring the J2EE Reference Server.
Obtaining and Installing the Reference Server.Appendix C. Installing and Configuring WebLogic Server.
Installing WebLogic Server 6.1, Service Pack 2. Obtaining and Installing WebLogic Server 6.1. Installing WebLogic Server 7.0.
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