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Welcome Tom Marrs and Scott Davis

 
Gregg Bolinger
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This week, we're delighted to have Tom Marrs and Scott Davis helping to answer questions about their new book JBoss At Work

The promotion start Tuesday, February 7th 2006 and will end on Friday February 10th 2006.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of their book provided by the publisher, O'Reilly.

Please read the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligable for the drawing.
 
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And please also take a look at http://faq.javaranch.com/view?HowToAskQuestionsDuringABookPromotion
 
Kenneth A. Kousen
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I know this post is not eligible for the drawing, but I wanted to welcome Tom and Scott anyway and this seemed like the likely place.

Besides, I already own the book, both as an actual copy and as part of my safari.oreilly.com subscription.

I first saw this book in a bookstore while I was traveling. I bought it immediately and have been very, very happy with it. It's wonderfully written, has a complete set of understandable applications, and is even a good teaching tutorial for all the supplementary technologies like Ant and XDoclet.

The only issue I've had with the book isn't with the book itself, it's with the title. Some people assume this is really just a JBoss book. It's a book teaching Java developers how to build spec-compliant J2EE applications from the ground up. They start with servlets, JSPs and JavaBeans, and move to the data access object design pattern, Hibernate, EJBs (even briefly discussing EJB 3.0), message queues, security, transactions, web services, and everything else. They just happened to use JBoss as the application server. All of the principles still apply for any J2EE application server. Read the book with that in mind and you'll be very happy.

Welcome Tom and Scott! Enjoy your stay here. I hope you enjoy the inevitable deluge of messages.

I just realized something. If you want, you could probably port all your examples and write _WebSphere at Work_, _WebLogic at Work_, _Geronimo at Work_, etc. It would be a license to print money. Do you need a coauthor, perhaps?

Ken
 
Rajeev Ravindran
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Originally posted by Kenneth A. Kousen:

They start with servlets, JSPs and JavaBeans, and move to the data access object design pattern, Hibernate, EJBs (even briefly discussing EJB 3.0), message queues, security, transactions, web services, and everything else.



What is the size of this book ? How many pages ?
Just wondering, no worries

Thanks,
Rajeev.
 
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The book is pretty short - about 280 pages including Appenfices. One of our goals was to be concise. After all, JBoss is a J2EE application server. You don't need to know its internals or architecture. You just need to know how to deploy applications.

Tom
 
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