Thursday, April 26, 2007

JDJ Article: Spring and Java EE 5

JDJ published part-1 of my article Spring and Java: Simplicity and Power Combined in their latest issue. In the first part of article I discuss the Simplicity brought by Java EE 5 and integration between Spring and JPA. Stay tuned for the second part of the article in which you will discover how the Spring Framework integrates with other components such as an EJB, Java Message Service (JMS), and transaction manager.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Amazon finally started shipping!

I got few queries from readers about giving a shipping date in mid-May for my book EJB 3 In Action. I had put a test order and notified I that they shipped the order. Both and Amazon UK have started shipping. Amazon Canada still shows pre-order. I think it is now available in bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and Borders by now!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Google Alert Works sometime: Great Review from JavaLobby!

Google's alert works sometimes! I've an alert set for "EJB 3 In Action" and I mostly ignore because mostly I get alerts for web pages that were created couple of years back. But it was an early morning suprise. We have a great review from DZone / JavaLobby. We have got five smileys (the highest) in all respects: relevance, readability and overall. It was good to know that the reviewer (Meera) had reviewed two other EJB 3 books (O'Reilly and Apress) earlier and she gives us highest marks!

Here is her concluding remark:

"When you start reading a technical book within the first few pages itself you really know whether you like the book or not. This book was very interesting to me and kept the interest all the way until the end. I found this book to be well worth the time I spent reading it in spite of me being quite familiar with EJB3 as well as JPA. If you are planning on using EJB3 or even migrating your existing EJB 2 applications, I would highly recommend this book.

Last but not the least, Part 4 and Part 5 of this book, and the performance considerations and best practices for EJB's at the end of a few chapters in itself is worth the price of the book."

Take a look at the complete review!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Copies of EJB 3 In Action Arrived

My copies of EJB 3 In Action arrived yesterday. I've been waiting and waiting because the binders shipped those on 4th. And it was misdelivered to at my neighbor's door by UPS a couple of days ago!
Anyway here is a picture of the book after I opened!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Article:Packaging EJB 3 Applications published an article Packaging EJB 3 Applications that is an excerpt from the Chapter 11 of our book EJB 3 In Action!

This article provides:
1. Overview of Java EE packages such as EAR, WAR
2. An intro to Classloading and classloading in Java EE
3. Packaging Session beans and MDBs
4. Discussion on annotations and overriding with descriptors

Friday, April 06, 2007

EJB 3 In Action Now available!

Print copies of EJB 3 In Action have left the printers and are now available. It will take about 10 days-to 2 weeks for Amazon and book stores to stock up and start shipping. The fastest way to get your print copy is to order at the publisher's web site!