Impressed by JBoss AS7 book from PACKT, I decided to try out JBoss AS7 release.
The first thing I noticed is the startup time. JBoss AS7 book author claims it is fast to start due to the new modular architecture. I can see on his screenshot, that it is about 5 seconds (on my netbook it is 11 seconds). However, I personally do not consider it "that fast". Certainly, something like GlassFish would take longer.
I have finally had a change to read the JBoss AS7 Book from PACKT. I have to admit, that this is very helpful book both for a developer and system administrator. It can be used both to grab an idea about JBoss AS 7 features and capabilities, as well as use it as a reference for JBoss AS7 configuration and management.
The book is divided into several chapter. The first ones deals with general things: installation and basic configuration. The following ones deal with configuration for Java EE. The remaining chapter discuss quite advanced topics, such as clustering, load-balancing and cloud computing.
What I especially in this book, that each chapter, or even each separate small part can be used separately without reading previous pages. The author also makes some useful comments and practical remarks. Additionally, the book contains many configuration examples.
I have just been contacted from PACKT to review a book JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment and Administration book. I agreed immediately, since PACKT releases quite good and qualitative stuff.
In two words, as the title says, the JBoss AS 7 book deals with administration topics, new and advanced features of the JBoss Application Server 7. It seems like it is a must-have book for everyone using or looking forward to migrate/update to JBoss AS 7.
Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server is another nice book from PACKT publishing.
It covers GlassFish administration. Then it talks about Java web technologies -- servlets, JSP, JSP STL, JSF. Also discusses database connections, Java Messaging Service, security of applications (you can find more about it in GlassFish Security book). The books also talks about EJBs and new possibilities in Java EE 6 -- contexts and dependency injection. In the last part it discusses JAX-WS and JAX-RS web services. And everything is accompanied with information how to do that with GlassFish application server.
I would very much recommend it to novice Java EE developers or just to developers, who want to have a glance on Java EE web technologies, JMS, Java EE 6 dependency injection, web services and how all that is configured in GlassFish application server. I would say, it is a crash course into Java EE.
The book is not covering each section is deep detail. But gives a broad view on different Java EE possibilities.
The book is full of working examples! What I very much like about it, is that it not only talks about the latest Java EE 6 technologies. But also briefly covers how application can be configured in order to work with older standards.
Just received my new PACKT book Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server.
From the table of contents I conclude that this book gives quite broad view on Java EE technologies and how to use them with GlassFish v3 application server. Although it is not covering some particular technology very detailed.
First chapter is about GlassFish -- how to setup it and configure. The following ones are about Java web technologies: servlets, JavaServer Pages, JSP Standard Tag Library, JavaServer Faces. Next, books talks about Java Messaging Service and security. Last chapter are the most interesting, in my opinion: Enterprise JavaBeans, Contexts and Dependency Injection and Web Services.
Anxious to read it!