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Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, 2nd Edition


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The completely updated and revised edition to the bestselling tutorial and reference to J2EE Patterns

° Introduces new patterns, new refactorings and new patterns for using XML and J2EE Web services

° The Definitive J2EE Patterns catalog fully updated for J2EE 1.4

° Written by best-selling authors Deepak Alur, John Crupi and Dan Malks


  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-142246-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-142246-9

"The Java landscape is littered with libraries, tools, and specifications. What's been lacking is the expertise to fuse them into solutions to real-world problems. These patterns are the intellectual mortar for J2EE software construction."
--John Vlissides, co-author of Design Patterns, the "Gang of Four" book

"The authors of Core J2EE Patterns have harvested a really useful set of patterns. They show how to apply these patterns and how to refactor your system to take advantage of them. It's just like having a team of experts sitting at your side."
--Grady Booch, Chief Scientist, Rational Software Corporation

"The authors do a great job describing useful patterns for application architectures. The section on refactoring is worth the price of the entire book!"
--Craig McClanahan, Struts Lead Architect and Specification Lead for JavaServer Faces

"Core J2EE Patterns is the gospel that should accompany every J2EE application server...Built upon the in-the-trenches expertise of its veteran architect authors, this volume unites the platform's many technologies and APIs in a way that application architects can use, and provides insightful answers to the whys, whens, and hows of the J2EE platform."
--Sean Neville, JRun Enterprise Architect, Macromedia

Developers often confuse learning the technology with learning to design with the technology. In this book, senior architects from the Sun Java Center share their cumulative design experience on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology.

The primary focus of the book is on patterns, best practices, design strategies, and proven solutions using the key J2EE technologies including JavaServer Pages(TM) (JSP(TM)), Servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) (EJB(TM)), and Java(TM) Message Service (JMS) APIs. The J2EE Pattern Catalog with 21 patterns and numerous strategies is presented to document and promote best practices for these technologies.

Core J2EE Patterns, Second Edition offers the following:

  • J2EE Pattern Catalog with 21 patterns--fully revised and newly documented patterns providing proven solutions for enterprise applications
  • Design strategies for the presentation tier, business tier, and integration tier
  • Coverage of servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, and Web Services
  • J2EE technology bad practices
  • Refactorings to improve existing designs using patterns
  • Fully illustrated with UML diagrams
  • Extensive sample code for patterns, strategies, and refactorings

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Business Tier Design Considerations


Core J2EE Patterns: Business Delegate Pattern

Core J2EE Patterns: Data Access Object Pattern

Core J2EE Patterns: Intercepting Filter Pattern

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Table of Contents

Foreword Grady Booch.

Foreword Martin Fowler.



 1: Introduction.
 2: Presentation Tier Design Considerations and Bad Practices.
 3: Business Tier Design Considerations and Bad Practices.
 4: J2EE Refactorings.


 5: J2EE Patterns Overview.
 6: Presentation Tier Patterns.
 7: Business Tier Patterns.
 8: Integration Tier Patterns.
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