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marwen Bakkar
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Hi everyone,

I've learnt C# and a good deal of ASP.Net in one week. But I have been programming in Java for three years now and failed at really getting into JEE everytime I tried, and I think this is because the tutorial is bad. The JSE tutorials are thin, well-written, and full of good examples. The JEE tutorial is an infinite list of APIs.

For example, I found the JSF part very confusing and I couldn't grasp at all the idea of Object/HTML mapping until I've read ASP Webforms.
Event handlers? Since when we talk about handlers in server programming? You mean the handler runs on the client or on the server? We're writing stuff
that gets translated into HTML, how do I know what gets translated and what doesn't? Maybe the event handlers are going to be compiled to Javascript?
Especially when that's where you hear the term event handler. And what happens to Servlets in JSF applications? Do we use only one or what?
That and a million other questions that pop up into my head everytime until I eventually get frustrated and give up.

I'd like to know how you guys felt about the tutorial and also what good books or links you recommend that teach JEE.
I'm graduating next year and it's high time I got good at it.

Thanks in advance.

 
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For JSF, "Core JSF" is a good book. For EJB< I recommend "EJB 3 in Action." I find that actual books explain for than the tutorial.
 
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