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HF EJB - does the book lend itself to experimentation

 
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Hi Kathy & Bert,
I think one of the best ways to learn any subject is to try and teach it, the next best way is to actually work with and experiment with it (hopefully with a good book or mentor to help you).
But one of the issues with EJBs is that it is not so simple to build a "Hello World" application - you have to create the EJB and it's associated interfaces, install it into your application server (either using the graphical deploy tool, otherwise building standard and app server specific configuration files), and build some type of client to access it.
So it can be hard to experiment with EJBs - you do need to know a lot just to get started.
Do you try and cater for this in your book?
That is, do you start with an end to end client and server application that the reader can build on as they experiment with the different capabilities of EJBs?
Regards, Andrew
 
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