The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series)

The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series)

The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series)

The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts, Fourth Edition, is a task-oriented, example-driven guide to developing enterprise applications for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Written by members of the Java EE 6 documentation team at Oracle, this book provides new and intermediate Java programmers with a deep understanding of the platform.
Starting with expert guidance on web tier technologies, including JavaServer Faces and Facelets, this book also covers building web s

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  1. 13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    printed online tutorial, October 10, 2010
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    Jeanne Boyarsky (New York, NY) –

    This review is from: The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series) (Paperback)
    “The Java EE 6 Tutorial Basic Concepts” is the official tutorial covering all the Java EE technologies. I can’t believe it has been 4 years since I read the Java EE 5 version. Last time I remarked 1300 pages was too heavy. Version 6 is split into two volumes which is nice because you can carry it around. The basic concepts one covers web/ejb/jpa/web services.

    “As part of Sun’s ‘The Java Series’ this book has the same content as you can find online. Why buy a book you can get for free? Convenience!! You can take it anywhere and read it anytime.” – Dave Vick – JavaRanch Review of the J2EE 1.4 version. This benefit is back.

    Other dislikes:
    confusion between Oracle/Sun.. For example “Oracle web site” […]”. I’d like to see mention of a transition.
    wasn’t clear what was new in Java EE 6.
    as in past editions, it reads better online than printed.
    extensive forward references and lots of repetition. For example, they repeat the six steps to open a NetBeans project 12 times!
    many examples didn’t explain how/why to do something – like whether to call a web service directly from a JSP.

    I did like the walk-through of certain technologies. And the good quality cover paper that doesn’t get damaged even if you spill juice on it!

    There were good diagrams and charts and good case studies along with several excellent chapters. While I like this version better than #5, I would say to read the pieces you are interested in online and spend your money on a different book.


    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Good Book – Better Than Most, December 29, 2011
    By 
    Cappy

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    This review is from: The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series) (Paperback)
    I believe the reason book reviews for a given technical book tend to vary so drastically is that there are many different audiences reading the same book. You have architects, programmers , newbies and so on. So a bit about me. I have been programming in Java since 2002, but switch positions 4 years ago to a job where I rarely touch code. What I needed was a review of all the features in a recent release of Java EE. I already knew many (but far from all) of the basic concepts from a MUCH older version of Java EE, but needed a big time refresher. From that point of view, this book was very good. I have read the entire book cover to cover and reviewed most of the samples.

    Unlike many other books, the samples in this book (downloaded as part of GlassFish) all worked!!!!

    So this books is for the following people:
    – Those that know Java SE and want an overview of Java EE.
    – Those that have worked using some parts of Java EE but want an overview of the other features of Java EE (That was me!!)

    This book (nor most other Java EE Books) are NOT for people who do not know Java:
    For those people just starting out that do not yet know Java, please do not be confused by the “Basic Concepts”, this book is probably not for you. Odds are you will want to learn “Java SE” first before looking at “Java EE”. There are many books on “Java SE”. I used the Core Java books (years and years ago) and those were good books, I assume they still are good books.

    On Line:
    As others have mentioned, this book is mainly just a printed portion of some of the chapters of the on-line version of this book that is free from the Oracle web site. I suspect (but do not know) that the chapters not in this book but are in the free on-line book will be in the book “The Java EE 6 Tutorial Volume Two”. I like printed books!!! But, just to be fair, you can read the on-line version of this book for free at the Oracle web site.

    To me, having a real book was well worth the price.

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good place where to start with Java EE 6, but …, January 27, 2012
    By 
    vrto (Prague, CZ) –

    This review is from: The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series) (Paperback)
    Good parts:

    Covers most of the Java EE 6 technologies in very understandable way, it’s easy to read and usually nicely explained. It also encourages reader to use POJO model where possible and tries to explain why Java EE 6 uses annotations so much. Size is very reasonable, it doesn’t go to deep in any part (if you want to have deeper knowledge you should get advanced topics book from same author or consult reference documentation).

    Bad parts:

    It focues on NetBeans and GlassFish too much. Examples are sometimes ridiculously trivial and so much unusable in the real world.

    To sum up; if you’re new to Java EE this is good place where to start (but don’t forget about the FREE version on the web!). If you’re looking for deeper knowledge in specific Java EE part, you should look elsewhere. This is more like bird’s eye view to Java EE.

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