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Jeanne Boyarsky
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This week, winners get a choice of volume 1 or 2. Which volume do you recommend people pick and why? (I'm guessing this will read something like "if you are beginner, pick volume 1. if you know X, Y and Z, pick volume 2.)
 
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Hi, I'm Kim Haase, one of the "et al" authors of the Tutorial.

Your guess is a good one. Volume 1 focuses on platform basics and on web and web services technologies, which are fundamental to the platform, since most Java EE applications nowadays are web applications. These include JavaServer Faces (JSF), Servlets, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE (CDI), and Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS).

However, if you are already familiar with web technologies, Volume 2 covers important technologies such as Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), the Java Persistence API, the Java Message Service (JMS), and security, which are necessary for a full understanding of the Java EE platform.

Technologies new to the Java EE 7 platform are distributed between the volumes: Java API for WebSocket and JSON Processing are in Volume 1, while Batch Processing and Concurrency Utilities are in Volume 2.
 
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