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Head First EJB

Author: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates

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What do Ford Financial, IBM and Victoria's Secret have in common? Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB). As the industry standard for platform-independent reusable business components, EJB has just become Sun Microsystem's latest developer certification. Whether you want to be certifiable or just want to learn the technology inside and out, Head First EJB will get you there in the least painful way. And with the greatest understanding.

You'll learn not just what the technology is but more importantly, why it is and what it is and isn't good for. You will learn tricks and tips for EJB development, along with tricks and tips for passing this latest, very challenging Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) exam. You will learn how to think like a server. You will learn how to think like a bean. And because this is a Head First book, you will learn how to think about thinking.

Co-author Kathy Sierra was one of Sun's first employees to teach brave, early adopter customers how to use EJB. She has the scars. But besides dragging you deep into EJB technology, Kathy and Bert will see you through your certification exam, if you decide to go for it. And nobody knows the certification like they do - they're co-developers of Sun's actual exam!

As the second book in the Head First series, Head First EJB follows up the number one best-selling Java book in the US, Head First Java. Find out why reviewers are calling it a revolution in learning tough technical topics and why Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy says, "Java technology is everywhere if you develop software and haven't learned Java, it's definitely time to dive in "Head First."

And with Head First book, you don't even have to feel guilty about having fun while you're learning; it's all part of the learning theory. If the latest research in cognitive science, education and neurobiology suggested that boring, dry and excruciatingly painful was the best way to learn, we'd have done it. Thankfully, it's been shown that your brain has a sense of style, a sense of humor and a darn good sense of what it likes and dislikes.

In Head First EJB, you will learn all about:

  • Component-based and role-based development.
  • The architecture of EJB, distributed programming with RMI.
  • Developing and Deploying an EJB application.
  • The Client View of a Session and Entity bean.
  • The Session Bean Lifecycle and Component Contract.
  • The Entity bean Lifecycle and Component Contract.
  • Container-managed Persistence (CMP).
  • Container-managed Relationships (CMR).
  • EJB-QL.
  • Transactions.
  • Security.
  • EJB Exceptions.
  • The Deployment Descriptor.
  • The Enterprise Bean Environment in JNDI.
  • Programming Restrictions and Portability.
  • Patterns and Performance for EJB.

The book includes over 200 mock exam questions that match the tone, style, difficulty and topics on the real SCBCD exam. See why Kathy and Bert are responsible for thousands of successful exam-passers


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