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Bruce Tate, Mike Clark, Bob Lee, Patrick Linskey
  • May 2003
  • ISBN 9781930110953
  • 440 pages

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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.

about the book

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.

what's inside

Bitter EJB will teach programmers to do the following:

  • Identify EJB persistence strategies
  • Choose Entity bean alternatives
  • Use EJB message driven beans
  • Know when to apply or avoid stateful session beans
  • Create efficient build strategies with XDoclet, Ant and JUnit
  • Automate performance tuning

about the authors

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; 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.

...wonderful writing of the most enjoyable technical reads...explanation of the concepts is easy to absorb, entertaining, informative, and to the point.

Dave Wiltz, SBC Global

...helps you cut through the hype surrounding enterprise Java development.

John D. Crabtree, Taliant Software

They know their stuff, and that is obvious

Jack Herrington, Code Generation Network awesome read.

Barry Nowak, GFS Marketplace

...helps you spot the dead-ends and points you in the right direction, before you start tearing your hair out.

Jon Skeet, Peramon Technology

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