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SCBCD Book; EJB3 in Action/ HFEJB

 
Deba PratimBhuyan
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Hello Friends.

I have completed SCWCD on 23rd July. Now I start preparing SCBCD. I have purchased yesterday "EJB3 in Action" book for that purpose. But I think its not so friendly as Head First series. I just want to know how many chapters of this book I need to complete for the exam, because this book is not exam oriented.

I have another query. I have already KB's Head First EJB. Is this book completely useless for current version of SCBCD? If not which chapters I need to follow from HFEJB ?



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Deba Pratim Bhuyan
 
Christophe Verré
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But I think its not so friendly as Head First series.

Not as friendly, but I think it's the friendliest you can have right now.

I have another query. I have already KB's Head First EJB. Is this book completely useless for current version of SCBCD?

Not completely useless, but almost. It will give you a good overview of the architecture and the reasoning behing ejbs, but you definitely need a book for EJB3.0.
 
Joe Harry
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I would also suggest you to use Pro EJB 3 for a through understanding on EJB 3 entities.
 
sanjeev mehra
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I had Head First EJB 2 & now EJB 3 IN Action;
if you are new to EJB; Head First is excellent & not useless; you can learn about container & life cycle of EJB (at least session bean) in better way; these topics are in more detail which helps for some one who is new to EJB
 
Rhold Aquino
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the new scbcd is not just about the new version. if you don't know much about ejb 2.x, then the hf ejb book would really help you since the exam covers topics like backward compatibility, similarities/differences of both versions, etc.

the simplified specs of ejb 3 and jpa are good references to start your way on learning ejb 3... just check the site of sun if it's still there.

i don't know if the book about ejb that you have include all the topics that are covered in the exam... if not, then you will need to have the ejb & jpa specs from sun to prepare for the exam.
 
nitin pai
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If you are willing to spend a little extra time do this:
1. Read Ejb3 in Action - you will get the foundation for EJB 3 and JPA
2. Read JPA Specs - They are amazing and you will clear all your doubts
3. Read the Ejb3 related chapters from core EJB specs

I am following the same thing and many of my doubts have got solved due to reading the specs. Many people feel, reading specs will waste their time. But its not true at all.

Reading specs will actually make your reasoning much more stronger and you will be able to grasp concepts more quickly.
 
Deba PratimBhuyan
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Thank you all for your advice.
 
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