HI Reda, Just found the following in the Editorial section at Amazon.com for HF EJF: In Head First EJB, you'll learn all about: Component-based and role-based development The architecture of EJB, distributed programming with RMI Developing and Deploying an EJB application The Client View of a Session and Entity bean The Session Bean Lifecycle and Component Contract The Entity bean Lifecycle and Component Contract Container-managed Persistence (CMP) Container-managed Relationships (CMR) EJB-QL Transactions Security EJB Exceptions The Deployment Descriptor The Enterprise Bean Environment in JNDI Programming Restrictions and Portability Patterns and Performance for EJB yes and this does include PATTERNS !!! Cheers Karen.
Yes, I believe that at least a few core J2EE patterns WILL make it into the next version of the exam. (We don't know for sure at this point, because it will be long time before we create the new objectives for the update of the exam for EJB 2.1). And I'm sad that they didn't make it into the book but we will have some up. I HIGHLY recommend that after our book you get a J2EE patterns book, because our chapter-that-didn't-make-it was only a highlight... We'll have some things on the web site, though cheers, Kathy