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Developing Enterprise Applications with Lightweight Frameworks
Chris Richardson
  • January 2006
  • ISBN 9781932394580
  • 592 pages

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There is agreement in the Java community that EJBs often introduce more problems than they solve. Now there is a major trend toward lightweight technologies such as Hibernate, Spring, JDO, iBATIS, and others, all of which allow the developer to work directly with the simpler Plain Old Java Objects, or POJOs. Bowing to the new consensus, EJB 3 now also works with POJOs.

POJOs in Action describes these new, simpler, and faster ways to develop enterprise Java applications. It shows you how to go about making key design decisions, including how to organize and encapsulate the domain logic, access the database, manage transactions, and handle database concurrency.

what's inside

  • Leverage the frameworks’ strengths, avoid their weaknesses
  • Apply enterprise patterns in the lightweight world
  • New patterns like POJO Façade and Exposed Domain Model
  • Build rich domain models
  • How Aspects improve design
  • Lightweight testing strategies
  • How to be agile

about the reader

Written for developers and designers, this is a new-generation Java applications guide. It helps you build lightweight applications that are easier to build, test, and maintain. The book is uniquely practical with design alternatives illustrated through numerous code examples.

about the author

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. His consulting company specializes in jumpstarting projects and mentoring teams. Chris has been a technical leader at Insignia, BEA, and elswhere. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

Chris Richardson has done an outstanding job; this book deserves 5 out of 5. I wish I could have given more. Once I started reading the book, it was hard for me to put it down.

Meera Subbarao, JavaLobby.org

A good way to quickly get up to speed with today's practices for lightweight development.

Floyd Marinescu, TheServerSide.com

Brings back simplicity to enterprise Java applications.

Jonas Bonér, Terracotta, Inc.

A valuable guide for lightweight development.

Craig Walls, Author of Spring in Action

The author definitely knows what he is talking about.

Oliver Zeigermann, J2EE Architect and Apache committer

Extremely valuable, plenty of sample code... I enthusiastically recommend it!

Brendan Murray, Senior Software Architect, IBM

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