J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Servers

J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Servers

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J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Servers by Michael Girdley, Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen

  • Authoritative guidance and high-performance code—straight from BEA WebLogic's product team!
  • Step-by-step, example-rich coverage of every major J2EE API
  • Case study: Build a complete e-Commerce application from scratch
  • CD-ROM: Complete BEA WebLogic Server 6evaluation version, plus extensive code library

The insider's guide to J2EE development with the world's #1 Java application server—BEA WebLogic Server 6!

BEA's WebLogic Server is the de facto industry standard for developing and deploying industrial strength Java E-commerce applications. This book delivers authoritative guidance for J2EE application development with the most powerful version of WebLogic ever: WebLogic Server 6. Authored by members of BEA's WebLogic project team, the book covers every aspect of real-world WebLogic J2EE development, from start to finish, through an industrial-strength case study application. You'll find coverage of all this, and more:

  • BEA WebLogic Server: Fundamental concepts and configuration techniques
  • Designing robust, high-performance J2EE applications—including detailed coverage of capacity planning and performance testing
  • Effective use of RMI and distributed naming
  • Building presentation logic with WebLogic Server servlets and JavaServer Pages
  • Using session, entity, and message-driven Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Interfacing with Internet Mail using WebLogic Server JavaMail
  • Establishing database connectivity with JDBC and implementing transactions with JTA
  • Developing security with WebLogic Server JNDI and the Java Authentication andAuthorization Service (JAAS)
  • Packaging, deploying, and testing WebLogic Server applications

Ready to move from "Java programmer" to "expert enterprise developer"? You won't find a more useful tool than BEA WebLogic Server—or a more useful book than J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Server.


  • All code from the book, including a complete enterprise application
  • Complete evaluation version of BEA WebLogic Server Release 6
  • Bonus WebLogic Server tools and utilities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130911117
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/03/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.98(d)

About the Author

Michael Girdley, Senior Product Manager for the BEA WebLogic Server, serves as marketing liaison to over 200 BEA engineers. He has extensive experience programming with Java, HTML, C, and C++, and is co-author of Web Programming with Java and Java Unleashed, Second Edition (SAMS).

Rob Woollen is Senior Software Engineer for Enterprise JavaBeans at BEA Systems, and lead developer for the WebLogic Server EJB Container. He was formerly Senior Performance Engineer in charge of analyzing and improving WebLogic Server performance.

Sandra L. Emerson is a technical writer and consultant with 20 years of experience in the software industry. She is co-author of four books, including Addison-Wesley's best-selling The Practical SQL Handbook.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is supposed to be a hands on experience of Weblogic and the use of J2EE applications. However it simply does not touch on more than half of the technologies that make up J2EE. The code examples are very poor and therefore the book does not even serve as a how-to. The educational level of the book is very poor. As a lognstanding user of weblogic and J2EE architect I hoped to get more insights into wls´s internals but it hardly passes the surface. The internal webligic documentation (HTML & pdf) are much more interesting reading, even for a beginner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not new to J2EE, but I wanted a helpful, hands-on tour of BEA WebLogic. What I got was a book full of typos and examples that were confusing and poorly reviewed. The book would cite one best practice, violate the practice in the example, or present example code that didn't work, or worse, patently different from what was on the CD.

Additionally, while Windows holds the personal computer desktop, the single most deployed BEA WebLogic platform in a commercial environment is UNIX. Yet an evaluation installer for UNIX is not provided.

I can only hope that if a second edition is published, the authors will be a little more diligent in the editing room.

Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a J2EE developer that has moderate experience with JSPs and Servlets, but not so much with EJBs and other advanced topics like RMI, etc. This book talks about the real-world implications of all these tools a J2EE programmer can use. It's occasionally light on the details of deployment, but you should be able to reference the BEA documentation for those details. This book is good because it tells you why you should be using something, or not, and how to do it, or avoid it. This is the book to get if you've done a J2EE app or two before, but were not too comfortable with all of it, or thought it could have been designed better, but had no one to tell you how to do it right. It's a great mentor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book seemed informative, and in chapter 4 presented what appeared to be a great, step-by-step example of deploying a JSP/JavaBean application. Unfortunately when the book got to the last, most important step, deployment, instead of continuing to work through the steps, the authors direct the reader to take code off the CD and run the application that way. Didn¿t make any sense to me, would it not make more sense, sicne this is supposed to be a hands-on BEA book, to take the reader through every step required to create the files needed to deploy the application on the server? Since deployment was the kind of information I was really after, and I had to go digging through the Weblogic files to find it, I went and got my $49 back¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides an in-depth review of utilizing J2EE with BEA Web Logic 6. It provides a very comprehensive look at deploying Java enterprise applications including session beans, entity beans, java messenging, server clustering, JNDI, and JDBC. The book provides straight-foward code examples for every chapter. The last chapter is devoted to deploying a complete auction application. The book is very useful for anyone wanting to get hands on experience with BEA Weblogic 6 server.