'The Java landscape is littered with libraries, tools, and specifications. What's been lacking is the expertise to fuse them into solutions to real-world problems. These patterns are the intellectual mortar for J2EE software construction.'
--John Vlissides, co-author of Design Patterns, the 'Gang of Four' book
'The authors of Core J2EE Patterns have harvested a really useful set of patterns. They show how to apply these patterns and how to refactor your system to take advantage of them. It's just like having a team of experts sitting at your side.'
--Grady Booch, Chief Scientist, Rational Software Corporation
'The authors do a great job describing useful patterns for application architectures. The section on refactoring is worth the price of the entire book!'
--Craig McClanahan, Struts Lead Architect and Specification Lead for JavaServer Faces
'Core J2EE Patterns is the gospel that should accompany every J2EE application server...Built upon the in-the-trenches expertise of its veteran architect authors, this volume unites the platform's many technologies and APIs in a way that application architects can use, and provides insightful answers to the whys, whens, and hows of the J2EE platform.'
--Sean Neville, JRun Enterprise Architect, Macromedia
Developers often confuse learning the technology with learning to design with the technology. In this book, senior architects from the Sun Java Center share their cumulative design experience on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology.
The primary focus of the book is on patterns, best practices, design strategies, and proven solutions using the key J2EE technologies including JavaServer Pages(TM) (JSP(TM)), Servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) (EJB(TM)), and Java(TM) Message Service (JMS) APIs. The J2EE Pattern Catalog with 21 patterns and numerous strategies is presented to document and promote best practices for these technologies.
Core J2EE Patterns, Second Edition offers the following:
J2EE Pattern Catalog with 21 patterns--fully revised and newly documented patterns providing proven solutions for enterprise applications
Design strategies for the presentation tier, business tier, and integration tier
Coverage of servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, and Web Services
J2EE technology bad practices
Refactorings to improve existing designs using patterns
Fully illustrated with UML diagrams
Extensive sample code for patterns, strategies, and refactorings
NEW - Suns best J2EE patterns--Fully updated and refactored for J2EE 1.4.
Teaches students enterprise-class design and development techniques that will be applicable for years to come.
NEW - New patterns for using XML and building J2EE Web services.
Enables students to begin building Web services using the best techniques Sun has to offer.
NEW - New and updated coverage of bad practices to avoid.
Helps students avoid making the most common mistakes in enterprise Java development.
Definitive J2EE patterns coverage direct from Suns experts--Sun architects present best practices and patterns encompassing JSP, Servlets, EJB, and many other J2EE technologies.
Prepares students for an exceptionally wide range of J2EE development challenges.
Complete enterprise case study--Presents an end-to-end case study demonstrating how the patterns in this book fit together.
Helps students understand how multiple J2EE patterns can be integrated into a complete enterprise application or system.
DEEPAK ALUR is an Enterprise Java Architect with the Sun Java Center with over 14 years of experience. He remains focused on architecture, design, and implementation of large-scale Enterprise applications using Object-Oriented technologies, patterns, and Java and J2EE technologies.
JOHN CRUPI is a Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Java Architect of the Sun Java Center. He has over 17 years of experience in distributed object computing and remains focused on creating reusable, scalable J2EE architectures and bringing patterns to the next level.
DAN MALKS is a Principal Engineer with the Sun Java Center. He has over 16 years of experience and focuses on Object-Oriented technologies and their application within Enterprise and Web Services-based projects. His publications include industry periodicals and books on Java and J2EE technologies and patterns.