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...wonderful writing style...one of the most enjoyable technical reads...explanation of the concepts is easy to absorb, entertaining, informative, and to the point.
In Bitter EJB, Bruce Tate and his co-authors continue the entertaining and engaging writing style of relating true-life adventure sport experiences to antipattern themes established in Bruce's first book, the best selling Bitter Java.
This more advanced book explores antipatterns, or common traps, within the context of EJB technology.
EJB is experiencing the mixture of practical success and controversy that accompanies a new and quickly-changing framework. Bitter EJB takes the swirling EJB controversies head-on. It offers a practical approach to design: how to become a better programmer by studying problems and solutions to the most important problems surrounding the technology.
The flip side of design patterns, antipatterns, are a fun and interesting way to take EJB expertise to the next level. The book covers many different aspects of EJB, from transactions to persistence to messaging, as well as performanceand testing.
Bitter EJB will teach programmers to do the following:
Bruce Tate's consulting career spans fifteen years, including a ten-year stint at IBM. He's now an independent consult in Austin, TX where he works with the Middleware Company and other clients to promote and teach effective Java design. He wrote the smash hit, Bitter Java as the first of Manning's Bitter books.
Mike Clark is president of Clarkware Consulting, Inc. in Denver, CO. He has been crafting software professionally since 1992, immersed in Java since 1997.
Bob Lee, an independent consultant and open source developer working out of St. Louis, MO, has over 10 years of software development experience. Bob hosts a Java-themed web log at http://crazybob.org; feel free to visit and join Bob in his ongoing bitter journey.
Patrick Linskey is the VP of Engineering for a Java persistence company called SolarMetric in Washington, DC. He's spent the last two years building a company to offer Java persistence alternatives to the Java community.
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...helps you cut through the hype surrounding enterprise Java development.
They know their stuff, and that is obvious
...an awesome read.
...helps you spot the dead-ends and points you in the right direction, before you start tearing your hair out.