Its a great book to learn the EJB 2.0 specification / model! The pictures / diagrams inside the book help illustrate how the entire process works with the EJB container. I am learning a lot from this book. The coolest thing about the book is that its the study guide for the SCBCD exam and the authors make that clear. They focus well on exam objectives and its apparent that they want the readers to pass the exam. The only thing that this book lacks is appendices for different application servers such as WebLogic, JBoss, & WebSphere. But hey, you have to remember, those are separate certifications, in themselves... All the best,
I got the book yesterday, and I love it! I wasn't even planning on taking this exam right now, but since the book is sooooo funny, I just want to keep reading it, so I thought I better as well study it seriously and take the exam. Seriously, it is the funniest technical book you'll ever have seen. I think Kathy and Bert were right on target with the choice of style and tone for the book. After this one, I'll never want to read another boring technical book ever again! Besides the funny drawings, pictures, and notes, the content is really well organized and focused on what you need to know.