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"IT Architectures and Middleware: Strategies for Building Large, Integrated Systems"

 
Peter Wei Cai
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JavaRanch give the book - IT Architectures and Middleware: Strategies for Building Large, Integrated Systems
10 rate.
It is the only one book rated 10 in the Javaranch list.
Should I bought it for J2EA part 1?
 
Peter Wei Cai
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Normally people recommends two books:
1, EJB Book , Oreilly
2, UML Distilled
It seems that no people recommend the book "IT Architectures and ...."
Why JavaRanch rate it so high?
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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I thank you for pointing this book out.
I have read the other two books you mention, but
I have never noticed this one. It seems all my
books come from O'Reilly, Addison Wesley or
John Wiley. This work is from some lesser known
publisher. I've never seen this book at the
book store.
After reading the reviews on Amazon, it looks
better suited for Part II or real world practice.
At least that's my opinion.
 
Peter Wei Cai
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Thanks Rufus Bugleweed ,
Your infomation is enough for me.
I am now preparing the SCEA part1.
I am going to buy three books on SCEA.
My choice is:
1, Enterprise JavaBeans version3
2, UML Distilled
The another book will be on Design Pattern.
As you know, there are too many books on Design pattern. Which One is the best choice for SCEA part 1?
Or should I buy some bokks else?
Thanks.
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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Design patterns is a difficult subject.
I have the gang of four book (GOF) book. I don't
like it. It's hard to read and is based on C++ with 1995 ideas.
I also have Patterns in Java, Volume 1 by Mark
Grand. This book is better than GOF. But it is
still hard to read.
At least one of the patterns questions I got on
the test I answered not from any patterns book,
but because I had written code with J2EE API (
hint - this API is now in standard edition ).
My advice would be not to buy a patterns book.
Get SCEA Study Guide ISBN 0130449164. It's got
40 pages on patterns. It's also useful for many
other areas of the test and part 2.
 
Franky Cheung
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Hi Peter,
There are one more book named 'Applied Java Pattern '. It is based on the patterns written in GOF and use Java and UML as implementation. I am not sure whether it came from Prentise Hall or other else. you might need to have a check.
Cheers/Franky
 
Peter Wei Cai
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Thanks Rufus Bugleweed,
From Amazon.com, we can find absolutely different
Spotlight Reviews on the book
<< Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide >>
In fact, I am hesitate in buying it for a long time for thereason above.
From your suggestions, I understand that it 's a necessary book for the content-list of SCEA, although it is not as good for the content itself.
Since I am a starter for the SCEA, I think I should buy one.
 
Peter Wei Cai
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Thank Franky Cheung for your suggestion,
I just check the Amazon.com, and I found that there are a new book on Java Design Pattern, 4.5 star, <<Design Patterns Java Workbook>>
From the Customer Reviews , it seems better than
<< Applied Design Patterns >>
Defferent people has different opinion on the book.
Thank you for your suggestion.
 
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