In this hands–on guide, I’ll show you alternatives to EJB that can be used to create higher quality applications faster and at lower cost. I’ll demonstrate how to leverage practical techniques and tools, including the popular open source Spring Framework and Hibernate. I’ll guide you through productive solutions to core problems such as transaction management, persistence, remoting, and web tier design. We will examine how these alternatives affect testing, performance, and scalability, and discover how lightweight architectures can slash time and effort on many projects.
I’ve been working with servlets, EJB, JSP™, and other J2EE technologies since their release. (As co–lead of Spring, Juergen also brings a wealth of expertise.) I’m excited to share my experience with you, one–on–one.
What you will learn from this book
- How to find the simplest and most maintainable architecture for your application
- Effective transaction management without EJB
- How to solve common problems in enterprise software development using AOP and Inversion of Control
- Web tier design and the place of the web tier in a well–designed J2EE application
- Effective data access techniques for J2EE applications with JDBC™, Hibernate, and JDO
- How to leverage open source products to improve productivity and reduce custom coding
- How to design for optimal performance and scalability
Wrox Expert One–On–One books present the wisdom accumulated by an experienced author who is recognized as an expert by the programming community. These experts challenge professional developers to examine their current practices in pursuit of better results.
Chapter 1: Why “J2EE without EJB”?
Chapter 2: Goals.
Chapter 3: Architectures.
Chapter 4: The Simplicity Dividend.
Chapter 5: EJB, Five Years On.
Chapter 6: Lightweight Containers and Inversion of Control.
Chapter 7: Introducing the Spring Framework.
Chapter 8: Declarative Middleware Using AOP Concepts.
Chapter 9: Transaction Management.
Chapter 10: Persistence.
Chapter 11: Remoting.
Chapter 12: Replacing Other EJB Services.
Chapter 13: Web Tier Design.
Chapter 14: Unit Testing and Testability.
Chapter 15: Performance and Scalability.
Chapter 16: The Sample Application.
Chapter 17: Conclusion.
“…a valuable learning experience all round” (Application Development Advisor, 1st September, 2004)