The development world is all abuzz with talk of Enterprise JavaBeans—and with good reason. For the uninitiated, an Enterprise JavaBean is a software component, or mini-program, that confers some unique functionality to the application, or container, it runs in—such as a shopping cart for an online retailer, or an account management service for a bank. The height of object-oriented programming, EJB technology tremendously streamlines the development process and makes it easier than ever to retrofit applications with powerful new features as needed.
Want to expand your professional horizons and give your career a boost by finding out about the cutting-edge of distributed computing? Enterprise JavaBeans For Dummies is a great place to begin. Is your employer planning to implement an EJB application and you need to play catch-up in a hurry? Look no further. In no time, this book gives you the knowledge and skills you need to:
- Makes sense of EJB technology
- Get a bead on EJB architecture and containers
- Master the EJB API
- Build and package session beans, entity beans, and message-driven beans
- Implement EJB security features
- Developing EJB solutions to any enterprise computing challenge
Author Mac Reinhart dispels common misconceptions about EJBs and explains how they work and how they can be put to work in your next development project. Combining straightforward explanations with scenarios, real-life case studies and working JavaBean examples, he covers all the bases—from EJB basics to advanced features and functionalities. Topics covered include:
- Building stateless and stateful session beans
- Creating entity beans with container-managed persistence
- Using the EJB Query Language
- Building entity beans with bean-managed persistence
- Getting the most out of the Java Messaging Service
- Building message-driven beans
- Packaging JavaBeans using the deployment descriptor
- The Java Naming and Directory Interface
- Using application assembler to create applications with EJB components
- Integrating EJB applications with client applications
- EJB security features
Expand your professional horizons. Let Enterprise JavaBeans For Dummies put you on the fast track to developing your own EJB solutions, today.
About the Author
Mac Rinehart is a software developer who runs his own technology consulting company. He is also the author of JavaServer Pages For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Enterprise JavaBeans: Taste 'em Again for the First Time.
Chapter 1: Enterprise JavaBean Ground Rules.
Chapter 2: A Practical EJB Scenario.
Chapter 3: EJB Technology under the Hood.
Part II: On the Couch with Session Beans.
Chapter 4: Constructing Stateless Session Beans.
Chapter 5: Constructing Stateful Session Beans.
Part III: Entity Beans: The Way Things Are.
Chapter 6: Entity Beans with Container-Managed Persistence 2.0.
Chapter 7: EJB QL and the Abstract Persistence Schema.
Chapter 8: Constructing Entity Beans with Bean-Managed Persistence.
Part IV: Expressing Yourself with Message-Driven Beans.
Chapter 9: Discovering Java Messaging Service.
Chapter 10: Creating Message-Driven Beans.
Part V: Putting It All Together.
Chapter 11: Deploying EJBs for Bean Providers.
Chapter 12: Registering Application Resources with JNDI.
Chapter 13: Assembling EJB Applications.
Chapter 14: Implementing EJB Transaction Support.
Chapter 15: Creating Secure EJB Applications.
Chapter 16: Developing EJB Client Applications.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Great Internet Resources for EJB Development.
Chapter 18: Top Performance Tuning Tips.