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Gosia Wittemann
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I am preparing for the SCJP exam, but already planning further education , which obviously means J2EE. The NetBeans/GlassFish environment was recommended to me as causing relatively few problems to newbies. Would you also recommend this combination?

I have also been thinking about the SCBCD, would your book amke a good start in the direction??

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http://www.packtpub.com/Java-EE-5-GlassFish-Application-Servers/book
Well, I didn't read the book but I don't think you can rely on it to learn and prepare for SCBCD.
I think the book will show you how to develop different kinds EJBs and assemble a project of them but this is not enough for SCBCD.
If you are considering SCBCD, I suggest you get EJB3 In Action.
 
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Gosia,

Certainly the NetBeans/GlassFish combination makes for very easy development and deployment. For those used to Eclipse, NetBeans comes with Eclipse keybindings, making the transition a lot easier (although they are not perfect, I about adding the missing shortcuts.

I agree with John in that a book focused on EJB 3 might be better for SCBCD certification.

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I would also like to clarify, the fact that the NetBeans/GlassFish combination is great should not discourage users of other IDEs from trying GlassFish.

There are very nice GlassFish plugins for Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) and 3.2 (Callisto). My Eclipse includes support for GlassFish out of the box, Intellij Idea supports it out of the box as well.

The book covers IDE integration.

Additionally, deploying to GlassFish without any external tool support is very easy, simply copy the desired WAR/JAR/EAR file to a deployment directory.

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Thanks a lot for clarifying, I really don't like getting to know a new technology with being faced with severe setup/installation problems. I just like my Hello World to run smoothely and quickly, I can learn all the setup details later on.

I normally use Eclipse, but wanted to have a look at NetBeans anyway, so this may be a good opportunity.

Thanks once more
Gosia
 
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