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Is this Book Good to study EJB ?

 
rania ferrag
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Dear Members,

Did some one use the Book below for the EJB section while preparing for Exam Part1 ?

Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel
I have been told to day that is really good book, as I'm looking for an other book to restudy EJB for the review before the exam.

Thank you so much in advance for your answers,

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Rania
 
Frank Kuepper
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Hi Rania,

I found this book very useful and well written. But I doubt, it will help you preparing for the current SCEA part 1 exam, as it focusses (as the tilte says) on EJB 3.0, which is significantly different to EJB 2.x regarding enitity beans. Remember: the exam is a bit behind the bleeding edge

Greetings,
Frank
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The part I exam is focussed on EJB 1.1 so the book would be a bit off. Stick to EJB 1.1 from the exam's point of view. For the assignment you can do anything you like with your EJBs.
 
rania ferrag
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Thank Frank and John for your Reply

Yes True, the exam focus on EJB 1.1, but as I had miss my exam last time, and want to have a second chance and review as well EJB section, don�t want to work on the same book that I have(ED-Roman), want to work on new one just to see an other approach...
Frank as you had use it before, which version or edition you had work before (Richard Monson-Haefel )?. I checked on Amazon there is no old edition just the new one ..
Or any other Good book beside ED-Roman for EJB?

Thanks again
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Rania
 
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Hi Rania,

I don't exactly get what you mean by "old edition". I don't know if the authors also had written something about prior EJB versions; I only know their EJB 3.0 book.

I must admit, that I didn't read any books on EJB (except the above mentioned) yet; got my knowledge the hard way from practical work

A colleague once showed me "Head First EJB", which I found quite good - and in addition the HF-books are real fun to read (enjoyed HF Design Patterns very much)

Greetings,
Frank
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rania ferrag
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Hi Franck and Thanks� for your reply

What I meant about old Edition is if the same author had written before a book for EJB 1.x as the exam is focused on EJB 1.1 as you said the exam is a bit behind the bleeding edge . Because EJB 3.0 is not yet in the actual Exam..
Actually I had miss the Exam part 1 a Week ago and now want to retake it, also as I have never use or work with EJB (lucky you that you have work experience using EJB, this is more important than just reading a book ) .. so My first experience with EJB started when I start to prepare for the SCEA exam 1, I bought Mastering EJB by ED-Roman, indeed it�s a good book too, but for some one like me that had never know anything about EJB (the book is more theorical ) and it was hard to swallow all that theory.
So during this week I did some research and someone strongly recommend the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel book, and I�m wondering if there is Enterprise JavaBeans 1.x by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel ?

Or I�ll get a copy of HF EJB, this book is good too ... I have to retake the exam, and I have to make sure this time I really master the EJB ..
What do you think Frank ?

Thanks again for your response and advise
Mys Best Regards,

Rania
 
Frank Kuepper
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Hi Rania,

Originally posted by rania ferrag:
and I�m wondering if there is Enterprise JavaBeans 1.x by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel ?

As I said: I don't know of, but I don't think there is.

Originally posted by rania ferrag:
Or I�ll get a copy of HF EJB, this book is good too ...

Sure won't do harm, would it? And my impression on a short glance was very positive.

Maybe other rangers have some recommendations?

All the best for your retry, anyway!

Greetings,
Frank
 
rania ferrag
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Hi Frank !!

you know I'm holding now Head First EJB book, one of my colleague had to prepare for the SCBCD certification and had use this book, he said he just use this book to complete the SCBCD ... I borrow it from him

I'll spent all my weekend reading it !!
Thank you and thank you so much Frank for all your reply and My best wishes for you next coming exam too

Rania
 
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