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Book recommendation for SCBCD 5

 
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Need an advice for preparation of SCBCD exam regarding book selection. As far as I found , just two books are highly recommended :

1.Enterprise Java Bean 3.0 O'Reilly
2.EJB 3 in action

I have gone through their first pages on amazon and they seem quite difficult for a person who is new to EJB like me.
Just wondering is it worth to buy HEAD FIRST EJB 2.0 to understand the EJB world and clear the basics , and then jump on these books?
How different is EJB 3 is from EJB 2?

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Just wondering is it worth to buy HEAD FIRST EJB 2.0 to understand the EJB world and clear the basics , and then jump on these books?


Mmmhh, no, you'd better not. Go for EJB3 In Action instead. You'll see it's easy to go through.

How different is EJB 3 is from EJB 2?


Although the logic looks very similar (expect for Entities), there's a lot of of new things to know. Don't use an EJB2 book. If you're interested in EJB2.x, study them AFTER the exam
 
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Thanks for the advice. But just curious why not read EJB 2 before exam :-)

Are the basic concepts not the same regarding EJB's and related topics ?
(I am big fan of HF series and found it very helpful for beginners)



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But just curious why not read EJB 2 before exam :-)


I think that it will confuse you more than it can help. The way beans are used has changed. Entity beans have also completely changed. After studying EJB2, you'll have to rethink a few things, learn new annotations, learn JPA... Unless you have some time and some strong interest in EJB2.x, if I were you I'd leave them for later.
 
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more which is really the best book for certification

1.Enterprise Java Bean 3.0 O'Reilly
2.EJB 3 in action

 
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I would prefer to say that use HF Ejb 2 if you are new to ejb, not all the chapters but first few, introduction and sesion bean. It won't be bad idea. HF is good for introduction as it share developers concerns (it imagine what would be new bee's doubt). Quick few would be helpful to solve you doubts.
Migration from ejb 2 to 3 is one of the topics , you would be able to understand the things need to take care easily.
Another thing, ejb 3 in action, says this is big improvement compare to ejb 2 at lot of places, you could understand (imagine) the things.
Jndi lookup is still relevent (Imp) with ejb 3, you can understand it in better way with HF.

My view are for people who are new to ejb and have few extra days to prepare for exam.
No match to HF to understand the basics of tech for new comer.

 
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Deepika Joshi wrote: I would prefer to say that use HF Ejb 2 if you are new to ejb, not all the chapters but first few, introduction and sesion bean. It won't be bad idea. HF is good for introduction as it share developers concerns (it imagine what would be new bee's doubt).



Yes I agree with what you said. HF EJB 2 is a very good book and everyone should read a few chapters from it. And I guess new HF book would be in market after 6 months.
 
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Thanks to everyone for the advices. Thats what I wanted to know !

THANKS again!
 
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