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Shiang Wang
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I have been using JBoss in my career, and feel comfortable with it. Now I have a chance to pick an application server for the SCBCD as well as to benefit for my job hunt. Which application server do you recommend? Based on the number of posts in this site, it seems that Websphere is more popular than Weblogic, but when I look at job requirement, I don't feel one weights more than the other. What do you think ?

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Howdy !

The best choice for SCBCD probably will be a Reference Implementation server which comes with J2EE 1.3 SDK.

"Head First EJB" by Kathy and Bert has some section which covers deployment on RI server.

If you have "Enterprise JavaBeans" by Richard Monson-Haefel (3-rd edition), then you can try samples using JBoss 3.2. This book has free companion Workbooks in PDF which are available here.

Keep in mind that this exam is about vendor-neutral technology, so try to avoid digging into WebSphere-, or Weblogic-specific details.

regards,
MZ
 
Shiang Wang
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Thanks for the advice, Mikalai, I have these two books. I will try to use JBoss to deploy these samples first, and maybe xDoclet can help ease the pain of writing DD. I think it shouldn't be hard to learn another application server if you are already familiar with one.

And as always I thank you for the excellent study notes you created. It helps me to go over the topics in SCWCD.

Shiang
 
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Originally posted by Shiang Wang:
Thanks for the advice, Mikalai, I have these two books. I will try to use JBoss to deploy these samples first, and maybe xDoclet can help ease the pain of writing DD. I think it shouldn't be hard to learn another application server if you are already familiar with one.

And as always I thank you for the excellent study notes you created. It helps me to go over the topics in SCWCD.

Shiang


I would recommend you NOT TO USE xDoclet or any other GUI, IDE, etc. for writing ejb-jar.xml.

Try to write deployment descriptor manually - it is very important for exam.

regards,
MZ
 
Nicholas Cheung
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I agree with MZ. You might use any tools to help you create DD for projects, however, for exam purposes, you better really understand elements in DD.

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Shiang Wang
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Thanks for the valuable advise, I will hand write the DD, though I don't think anyone in the real world does that.

Shiang
 
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