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Ankur Chakraborty
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Hi,
I'm new to JavaRanch. I've read some of the topics here on BCD books.
But as my question is a bit specific, I'am writing it in a new one.

I've completed Head First EJB 2.0.
But now that I found that the exam is for EJB 3, I'm a bit puzzled.
Now, why am I puzzled is because the way the HF book was written.
I'm kind of addicted to the presentation there. So if now I need to adapt to EJB 3 for the exam, could I consult a book (or even some e-material) that's as friendly as HF.(and why on earth is there no HF EJB 3?)

And if there is none like that, could anyone suggest that is good for adapting EJB 3. I've seen lot of people suggesting "EJB 3 in Action". Is it a good read.

Thanks in advance.
 
Christophe Verré
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So if now I need to adapt to EJB 3 for the exam, could I consult a book (or even some e-material) that's as friendly as HF.

None yet. EJB3 In Action may be the friendliest at the moment.

Is it a good read.

Yes.
 
Ankur Chakraborty
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Hi Christophe.
Thanks a lot 4 the suggestion.
Just one more thing 2 know:
Will my knowledge of ejb 2 help me in anyway 4 the exam.
 
Christophe Verré
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Will my knowledge of ejb 2 help me in anyway 4 the exam.

For sure. If you understand the different beans lifecycles, which methods can be called in which context, security, transactions, etc..., then it should be easy to switch to EJB3.

(please avoid using numbers instead of real words)
 
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I haven't made this comment for a while now

It's important for all SCBCD candidates to understand that the new EJB exam is NOT a superset of the old EJB exam. If you pass the new exam it doesn't mean you can work in an older EJB environment. I bring this up because you should really check which version of EJBs your company uses before blindly deciding to take the new exam. Many companies plan to stay with the older style EJBs for a long time, and the new exam will NOT prepare you for old-style EJBs.

hth,

Bert
 
Ankur Chakraborty
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Christophe,
Thanks a lot for telling me that my knowledge of ejb 2.0 will be useful.
(And sorry for I didn't know that shorttyping is malpractice here )

Bert,
Thanks for your real life suggestion. And could I ask if we can have HF EJB 3.0 in near future?
 
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