The ultimate tutorial for EJB 3.
Building on the bestselling first edition, EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition tackles EJB 3.2 head-on, through numerous code samples, real-life scenarios, and illustrations. This book is a fast-paced tutorial for Java EE business component development using EJB 3.2, JPA 2 and CDI. Besides covering the basics of EJB 3.2, this book includes in-depth EJB 3.2 internal implementation details, best practices, design patterns, and performance tuning tips.
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Part 1 Overview of the EJB landscape
1. What�s what in EJB 3
1.1. EJB overview
1.2. Understanding EJB types
1.3. Related specifications
1.4. EJB runtimes
1.5. Brave new innovations
1.6. Changes in EJB 3.2
2. A first taste of EJB
2.1. Introducing the ActionBazaar application
2.2. Building business logic with EJB 3
2.3. Using CDI with EJB 3
2.4. Using JPA 2 with EJB 3
Part 2 Working with EJB components
3. Building business logic with session beans
3.1. Getting to know session beans
3.2. Stateless session beans
3.3. Stateful session beans
3.4. Singleton session beans
3.5. Asynchronous session beans
4. Messaging and developing MDBs
4.1. Messaging concepts
4.2. Introducing JMS
4.3. Working with MDBs
4.4. MDB best practices
5. EJB runtime context, dependency injection, and crosscutting logic
5.1. EJB context
5.2. Using EJB DI and JNDI
5.3. AOP in the EJB world: interceptors
6. Transactions and security
6.1. Understanding transactions
6.2. Container-managed transactions
6.3. Bean-managed transactions
6.4. EJB security
7. Scheduling and timers
7.1. Scheduling basics
7.2. Declarative timers
7.3. Using programmatic timers
8. Exposing EJBs as web services
8.1. What is a web service?
8.2. Exposing EJBs using SOAP (JAX-WS)
8.3. Exposing EJBs using REST (JAX-RS)
8.4. Choosing between SOAP and REST
Part 3 Using EJB with JPA and CDI
9. JPA entities
9.1. Introducing JPA
9.2. Domain modeling
9.3. Implementing domain objects with JPA
9.4. Entity relationships
9.5. Mapping inheritance
10. Managing entities
10.1. Introducing EntityManager
10.2. Persistence operations
10.3. Entity queries
11.1. Introducing JPQL
11.2. Criteria queries
11.3. Native queries
12. Using CDI with EJB 3
12.1. Introducing CDI
12.2. CDI beans
12.3. Next generation of dependency injection
12.4. Interceptor and decorators
12.5. Component stereotypes
12.6. Injecting events
12.7. Using conversations
12.8. Using CDI effectively with EJB 3
Part 4 Putting EJB into action
13. Packaging EJB 3 applications
13.1. Packaging your applications
13.2. Exploring class loading
13.3. Packaging session and message-driven beans
13.4. JPA packaging
13.5. CDI packaging
13.6. Best practices and common deployment issues
14. Using WebSockets with EJB 3
14.1. Limits of request�response
14.2. Introducing WebSockets
14.3. WebSockets and Java EE
14.4. WebSockets in ActionBazaar
14.5. Using WebSockets effectively
15. Testing and EJB
15.1. Introducing testing
15.2. Unit testing EJBs
15.3. Integration testing using embedded EJBContainer
15.4. Integration testing using Arquillian
15.5. Testing effectively
Appendix A: Deployment descriptor reference
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About the Technology
The EJB 3 framework was a major advancement for Java EE developers, providing a consistent, easy to use model to create and extend applications. EJB 3 incorporates a POJO programming model and Java 5 annotations, along with the Java Persistence API (JPA), a standard for object-relational mapping. EJB 3.1, the latest version, adds full support for Context and Dependency Injection (CDI), the new standard for type-safe dependency injection for Java EE. With EJB 3.1 you create true object-oriented applications that are easy to write, maintain, and extend.
About the book
The EJB 3 framework provides a standard way to capture business logic in manageable server-side modules, making it easier to write, maintain, and extend Java EE applications. EJB 3.2 provides more enhancements and intelligent defaults and integrates more fully with other Java technologies, such as CDI, to make development even easier.
EJB 3 in Action, Second Edition is a fast-paced tutorial for Java EE business component developers using EJB 3.2, JPA, and CDI. It tackles EJB head-on through numerous code samples, real-life scenarios, and illustrations. Beyond the basics, this book includes internal implementation details, best practices, design patterns, performance tuning tips, and various means of access including Web Services, REST Services, and WebSockets.
Readers need to know Java. No prior experience with EJB or Java EE is assumed.
- Fully revised for EJB 3.2
- POJO persistence with JPA 2.1
- Dependency injection and bean management with CDI 1.1
- Interactive application with WebSocket 1.0
About the reader
This book is written for Java EE 6/EJB 3.1 beginners as well as experienced EJB developers.
Reza sits on the EJB 3.2 Expert Group and is a great instructor. That’s all you need to know.
Thoroughly and clearly explains how to leverage the full power of the JEE platform.
Provides a rock-solid foundation to EJB novice and expert alike.
If you have EJB troubles, this is your cure.