I posted before asking you about TDD in Java EE5. Since I was told to post with my full name, instead of following the previous topic I decided to start this new one. Do you work with a real example through your book? I got Pro NetBeans IDE 5.5 a while ago and it does explain how to do different things in Java EE, but I was a little disappointed with the examples. Do you consider your book covers all the topics in such a way that a reader familiarized with Java SE could actually create a real world application? Thanks,
Most book examples are simple, since I feel that using "realistic" examples results in a lot of extraneous code that has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Most of the examples are self contained, focused and to the point.
There is a chapter that builds a semi-realistic application using most of the APIs discussed in the book.
I feel confident that a reader starting with little or no Java EE knowledge (but with some Java knowledge) will be able to create real world applications after reading the book.
Author, <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/java-ee5-development-with-netbeans-6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6</a>