EJB 3 Developer Guide

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This book will teach you the core elements of EJB 3 technology. You will:

  • Gain a rapid introduction to the EJB 3 essentials while learning about the underlying principles
  • Create Entities, Message-Driven Beans, Session Beans and their clients
  • Look at running an EJB client from an application client container
  • Learn how to package and deploy an EJB
  • Use JQPL (Java Persistence Query Language)
  • Explore the entity manager interface
  • Learn about object/relational mapping with EJB 3
  • Look at the Java Messaging API and message-driven beans
  • Look at transactions, interceptors, and EJB timer services
  • Understand how EJB 3 differs from the 2.x version
  • Implement EJB 3's security features

The EJB 3 (Enterprise Java Beans version 3) specification is a core component of enterprise-level JEE (Java Platform Enterprise Edition) implementations and this improved version is set to simplify the development of Enterprise Java applications. This book covers the core elements of EJB 3 technology, exploring them in a concise manner with many supporting examples. You will gain a thorough understanding of EJB 3 technology and learn about the most important features of EJB 3 quickly. This book is primarily aimed at professional developers who already have a working knowledge of Java. Enterprise architects and designers with a background in Java would also find this book of use. Previous experience of working with Java is essential and knowledge of relational databases is desirable. As this book is an introduction to EJB 3, it is aimed at those who are new to EJB 3. As the new version of EJB is so radically different from the previous version (EJB 2.x), the book is suitable for and should be of interest to those who have had experience working with EJB 2.x. The text makes it clear where the differences between the versions of EJB lie, although they are not explored in detail.

  • A rapid introduction to the features of EJB 3
  • EJB 3 features explored concisely with accompanying code examples
  • Easily enhance Java applications with new, improved Enterprise Java Beans
Page Count 276
Course Length 8 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781847195609
Date Of Publication 22 May 2008


Michael Sikora

Michael Sikora is an enterprise architect with a background in the Unified Process and JEE. He has a particular interest in object oriented and database technology. He has worked for many large UK clients such as ICL Fujitsu, Mercury Communications, Vodafone and BUPA. He has used Java since 2000. Before that he spent a decade designing and developing database and datawarehouse systems. He has experience of Oracle, PL/SQL and C. In the 1980s he worked for Shell developing exploration software. He graduated in Mathematics from Essex University and has Masters degrees from London University and Imperial College.

Michael currently resides in London, England and enjoys mountaineering and still hopes to complete the seven summits. His website is www.ejbconsultants.com whilst he also maintains a blog at http://msikora.typepad.com

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