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Roman (2nd Ed) vias Monson-Haefel (3rd Ed)

 
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Hi all,
I'm looking for some advice on buying EJB books for the Java
Architect's exam.
Which of the following recently released EJB books, in your opinion,
is the best book for the exam?
"Enterprise Javabeans" by Richard Monson-Haefel - Third Edition
(ISBN: 0596002262) - 30th Sept 2001
"Mastering Enterprise Java Beans" by Ed Roman et al - Second Edition
(ISBN: 0471417114) - 9 January, 2002

1) Has anyone read both books and would be willing to choose one book
over the other for the exam?
2) Is it worthwhile buying both?
3) I've heard that the current version of the Architect's exam covers
EJB1.1 rather than 2.0. Do these books cover 1.1 adequately?
4) Is it worthwhile worrying about EJB1.0 for the most recent version
of the exam? I've read some notes on the site that suggest some of
the questions cross over into EJB1.0.

Thank you for help.
Andy
 
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Hi,
"Enterprise Javabeans" by Richard Monson-Haefel - Third Edition
(ISBN: 0596002262) - 30th Sept 2001
Should be enough for the Architect exam.
It is a must read book for the exam. It convers everything about EJBs/Container model
Thanx
Anil
 
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Hi
You can buy "Enterprise Javabeans" by Richard Monson-Haefel - Third Edition
(ISBN: 0596002262) - 30th Sept 2001
You can download
"Mastering Enterprise Java Beans" by Ed Roman et al - Second Edition
@ wwww.theserverside.com
 
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Hi,
Mastering EJB by Roman 2nd edition is really great book and i think its a must buy.
I have read also Monson Haefel but i found Roman 2nd edition is more updated and also talks about design issues. I would say buy Roman second edition.
regards
Narayanan
SCJP2, SCEA (Part1)
 
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I have read both books and they are both excellent books. However, Mastering Enterprise Java Beans, in my opinion, is a best practice book. It is "The Book" you need to read if you are going to do real world projects. On the other hand, Enterprise Javabeans" by Monson-Haefel is more of a theoritical book. Is "The Book" you need to read if you are going to do an EJB exam.
It is like reading the EJB Spec.
With respect to EJB1.1 or EJB 2.O, Monson-Haefel covers both versions. But the most import thing that you need to learn are Resource Management chp 3, the container contract chp 11 and 12 and transaction chp 14. These topics, for the most part, apply to both versions of the EJB.
Omar
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I would say both book are kind of must to have books. Ed Roman's book is free in PDF format. If you want to buy only ONE book, you should look at your current objective. If you are a newbie and want to learn go for Ed Roman book as it is easy to understand and it's been written in a very nice language (without assuming any background in EJB). If your objective is to take SCEA within a short period of time, go for Richard Monson's book as it is more theoritical and explains all required fundamentals nicely.
Enjoy the book(s)
Chintan
 
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Hi all,
What is the difference between Richard Monson-Haefel's 2ed and 3ed?
Thanks.
 
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Thank you everyone for your views. It appears that there is a lot going for both books.
I think I'll be purchasing both books after all!

Thanks again,
Andy
 
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Can someone tell me the link of download "Enterprise JAVABEANS" 2nd edition in wwww.theserverside.com?
 
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If you're referring to Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, the URL is http://www.theserverside.com/books/masteringEJB/index.jsp
There's a hyperlink near the middle of the page to download the PDF file.
 
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