Enterprise JavaBeans Component Architecture: Designing and Coding Enterprise Applications

Prentice Hall, 2002; 435 pages.
ISBN 0-13-035571-2
Sun Microsystems Press Series
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This book simplifies the creation of well-designed enterprise applications using the upgraded Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0 specification. Authors Gail and Paul Anderson use detailed code examples to design and create components, stand-alone Java platform clients, and JavaServer Pages [tm] API clients. They introduce powerful EJB platform design patterns, and show how to apply them in real-world projects. The extensive code examples are real-world business components with just enough complexity to explain subtle design issues. The authors show how to apply J2EE platform design patterns-Value Object, Data Access Object, Value List Iterator, and Session Fa├žade Pattern. The text covers the EJB 2.0 specification, including

  • Stateless and stateful session beans
  • Entity beans with bean-managed persistence
  • Entity beans with container-managed persistence
  • Container-managed relationships
  • Local and remote interfaces
  • Message-driven beans

Every chapter includes a "Design Guidelines and Patterns" section designed to help you assess tradeoffs associated with your design decisions and key point summaries that tie together important concepts.