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Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 (J2EE 1.4) Bible

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  • Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is the specification that all enterprise Java developers need to build multi-tier applications, and also the basis for BEA's WebLogic Application Server and IBM's WebSphere
  • Revised to be current with the significant J2EE 1.4 update that will drive substantial developer interest
  • Written by a top-selling team of eleven experts who provide unique and substantial business examples in a vendor-neutral format, making the information applicable to various application servers
  • Covers patterns, J2EE application servers, frameworks, Ant, and continuous availability
  • Includes extensive intermediate and advanced coverage of J2EE APIs
  • Companion Web site provides additional examples and information
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Table of Contents




Part I: Introduction.

Chapter 1: Understanding Java and the J2EE Platform.

Chapter 2: Reviewing XML Fundamentals.

Chapter 3: Introducing Application Servers.

Chapter 4: Understanding Remote Method Invocation.

Part II: The Presentation Tier.

Chapter 5: Studying Servlet Programming.

Chapter 6: Going Over JSP Basics.

Chapter 7: Using JSP Tag Extensions.

Part III: The Enterprise Information System Tier.

Chapter 8: Working with JavaMail.

Chapter 9: Understanding the Java Messaging Service.

Chapter 10: Introducing Java Transactions.

Chapter 11: Examining JNDI and Directory Services \.

Chapter 12: Understanding Java Authentication and Authorization Services.

Chapter 13: Exploring Java Cryptography Extensions.

Part IV: The Service Tier.

Chapter 14: Understanding EJB Architecture and Design.

Chapter 15: Explaining Session Beans and Business Logic.

Chapter 16: Working with Entity Beans.

Chapter 17: Using Message-Driven Beans.

Part V: The Data Tier.

Chapter 18: Reviewing Java Database Connectivity.

Chapter 19: Understanding the J2EE Connector Architecture.

Part VI: Web Services.

Chapter 20: Introducing Web Services.

Chapter 21: Digging Deeper into SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI.

Chapter 22: Understanding J2EE Web Services.

Part VII: Patterns.

Chapter 23: Reviewing Presentation-Tier Patterns.

Chapter 24: Working with Service-Tier Patterns.

Chapter 25: Using Data-Tier Patterns.

Part VIII: Advanced Topics.

Chapter 26: Exploring Frameworks and Application Architecture.

Chapter 27: Using ANT to Build and Deploy Applications.

Chapter 28: Creating High-Performance Java Applications.

Appendix A: Airline Reservations Business Case.

Appendix B: Magazine Publisher Business Case.

Appendix C: Additional Reading and References.


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Author Information

James McGovern is currently employed as an enterprise architect for Hartford Financial Services. He is the coauthor of The Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture (Prentice Hall, 2003), Java Web Services Architecture (Morgan Kaufmann, 2003), and Xquery—Kick Start (Sams Publishing, 2003). James has 16 years of experience in information technology. He is a member of the Java Community Process, the IEEE, and the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects. He holds industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and Sun.

Rahim Adatia has been programming since he got his first computer—a TRS-80—way back in the beginning of the '80s. Fortunately, he didn't stagnate there and progressed on to developing large-scale enterprise architectures using C/C++, UML, CORBA, J2EE/EJB/Java, and now C# and .NET. He has applied his more than 15 years of experience to leading implementations at Charles Schwab, Williams Communications, Valtech, Nortel Networks, Corel Corporation, Lokah Limited, and T-Mobile International, to name a few. Most recently, he has focused on the wireless middleware market, where he has led product development using Web services, J2EE, and .NET. He is also a delegate for T-Mobile International at the Open Mobile Alliance standards body. Rahim has contributed to numerous books and articles throughout his career, including the books Professional EJB and J#, and is actively reviewing other titles.

Yakov Fain has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and is an experienced architect, developer, instructor, and mentor. He is the author of The Java Tutorial for the Real World. Yakov is the principal of Smart Data Processing, Inc. (www.smartdataprocessing.com), whose clients include major Wall Street companies. He is a Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer and a Sybase Certified Powerbuilder Developer.

Jason Gordon is a software engineer for Verizon and serves as lead for the Global Email system team. While at Verizon he has played a variety of roles, including systems architect for the eBusiness Technology Integration and eInfrastructure group and key developer of the EDGE project, which helped provide a Web-based infrastructure to facilitate the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE into Verizon. Jason also served as a member of Verizon's XML-Task Force and collaborated on several wireless and Web-services initiatives within the company. In addition to being an active technical author, Jason also currently serves as the national technology coordinator for the National Society of Black Engineers. He can be found at www.jtgordon.com.

Ethan Henry has most recently worked as the manager of training services at Sitraka. In previous positions he was a developer, product manager, and Java evangelist. He has written numerous articles for Java Report, Dr. Dobbs Journal, Java Developers Journal, and Web Techniques. He has been a technical reviewer of multiple books, including Enterprise Java Beans by Valesky, Java How to Program by Dietel and Dietel, Professional JSP by Wrox, and Java Language API Superbible from the Waite Group all the way back in 1996.

Walter Hurst is the chief technology officer and founder of Wakesoft. He is widely recognized as a leader in the design and implementation of large-scale distributed enterprise applications. At Wakesoft, Walter was the product architect and author before becoming more involved in company strategy and industry leadership. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and often writes for technical publications. During his career he has been involved in the design, architecture, and implementation of distributed business systems for many Fortune 1000 companies as an independent consultant and also, while at Xpedior and Andersen Consulting, Walter received a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. When he needs a break from technology, Walter volunteers as a scuba diver for the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, where he cleans the shark tank.

Ashish Jain is an enterprise consultant/architect with over ten years of IT experience. He currently works for BEA Systems Professional Services. In this capacity, Ashish assists BEA customers in designing and implementing their e-business strategies using solutions based on J2EE. He holds several industry certifications from SUN and BEA. He is an active member of local J2EE-user groups and a board member of the Denver BEA-user group. He holds a degree in electronics engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

Mark Little is Head of Transactions Technology for Arjuna Technologies Limited, a company that spun off from Hewlett-Packard to concentrate on developing transactions technologies for J2EE and Web services. Prior to this, Mark was a distinguished engineer/architect in HP’s Arjuna Labs in England, where he led the HP Transaction Service and HP Web Services Transaction teams. He is one of the primary authors of the OMG Activity Service Specification. He is a member of the expert group for the work in J2EE: JSR 95 and JSR 117, and is the specification lead for JSR 156 (Java API for XML Transactions). Mark is active on the OTS Revision Task Force and the OASIS Business Transactions Protocol specification. He is the coauthor of an upcoming book, Transaction and Java for Systems Professionals (Prentice Hall). He has been published in many industry magazines, including Doctor Dobbs, The Java Developers Journal, the Web Services Journal, Developer.com, and Application Development Advisor. Mark holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Newcastle.

Vaidyanathan Nagarajan is the coauthor of a recent book, Xquery—Kick Start (Sams Publishing). He has seven years of experience in information technology. Prior to joining Hartford Life Insurance as an enterprise developer, he worked as a consultant to Netscape Professional Services. He has an MBA from a leading business school. His main interests include programming in Java, robotics using Lego Mindstorms, writing, reading, and cartooning.

Vaidyanathan Nagarajan, a.k.a Nathan, is the coauthor of a recent book, Xquery—Kick Start (Sams Publishing). He coauthored Professional EJB for Wrox in summer of 2001. He has seven years of experience in information technology. Prior to joining Hartford Life Insurance as an enterprise developer, he worked as a consultant to Netscape Professional Services. He has an M.B.A. in General Management from a leading business school in the New England area. He is a former student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. His main interests include programming in Java, robotics using Lego Mindstorms, writing, reading, and cartooning. If he is not thinking about design patterns or Java, he will be modeling a robot in his robotic lab.

Harshad Oak holds a master's degree in computer management and is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and a Sun Certified Web Component Developer. He has been part of several J2EE projects at i-flex Solutions and Cognizant Technology Solutions. He is also a regular contributor of articles to developer Web sites like http://www.builder.com.

Lee Anne Phillips has a long history in computer networking and interface design, having created beaucoup systems-firmware and machine-language hardware-interface routines before the appearance of Java and other sensible tools to relieve the burdens of a suffering humanity. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. Lee Anne is the author of many books and articles on computer-related subjects, including Special Edition Using XML, Practical HTML 4, and about a fifth of HTML 4.0 Unleashed Professional Reference Edition. An extended list may be seen on her Web site: www.leeanne.com.

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