Beginning J2EE 1.4: From Novice to Professional

  • 9h 11m
  • James L. Weaver, Jim Crume, Kevin Mukhar
  • Apress
  • 2004

The Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is an extremely powerful platform for developing enterprise-level Java-based applications, primarily for the server. This book shows you how to harness that power, guiding you through the details of how the pieces of the J2EE platform fit together.

This book goes further than just showing you how to code a JSP or an EJB: It explains when and where to use these APIs, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and perhaps most important, how to employ the best practices for using them. Specific topics covered include:

  • Creating dynamic clients using JSP and servlets
  • Connecting and using databases through Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • Implementing business tiers using EJB
  • Using Web services and XML in your enterprise applications

This book also contains hands-on tutorials, clear explanations, and working code examples that will take you to the next step—from writing client-side desktop applications to writing enterprise applications. You will learn how to use the individual APIs and tools in the J2EE platform, and how to bring these together to create your own enterprise applications.

About the Authors

Jim Crume is a Java architect at Fusion Alliance, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based consulting company that specializes in web application development. Jim has spent many years as a consultant, and specializes in architecting and developing web-based systems, but he particularly enjoys Java.

Kevin Mukhar is a software developer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the past 7 years, he has worked on various software systems using different Java Enterprise technologies. He has coauthored several other books, including Beginning Java Databases, and The Ultimate Palm Robot. In addition to developing software during the day, he is working on a master’s degree in computer science.

James L. Weaver is the chief scientist at Learning Assistant Technologies, a company that specializes in developing learner-centric tools. He is also the president of JMentor, a Java mentoring, training, and consulting practice.

In this Book

  • J2EE Essentials
  • Getting Set
  • Javaserver Pages
  • Advanced JSP Topics
  • Servlets
  • Working with Databases
  • Advanced Topics in JDBC
  • EJB Fundamentals
  • EJB Entity Beans
  • More EJB Topics
  • Design Patterns and Message-Driven Beans
  • Web Services and JAX-RPC
  • More J2EE Web Services Topics