Quotes and Praises
The Java landscape is littered with libraries, tools, and specifications. What's been lacking is the expertise to fuse them into solutions to real-world problems. These patterns are the intellectual mortar for J2EE software construction.
The authors of Core J2EE Patterns have harvested a really useful set of patterns. Don't get me wrong: J2EE is certainly an important platform, enabling teams to build some very powerful systems. it's just like having a team of experts sitting at your side.
This book is an excellent collection of patterns. [It] captures vital experience for J2EE development. Don't build an enterprise bean without it. [Additionally] refactoring is increasingly the approach of choice for making changes to an existing system. The authors are the first group to extend my work on refactoring into a new direction-into the world of J2EE design. Not just am I grateful that someone has built on my earlier work, I'm glad they've used their experience to outline how to do these transformations.
Core J2EE Patterns is the gospel that should accompany every J2EE application server. The book delivers a definitive, battle-tested pattern language, along with refactoring strategies, for designing, implementing, and maintaining healthy real-world J2EE applications. Built upon the in-the-trenches expertise of its veteran architect authors, this volume unites the platform's many technologies and API's in a way that application architects can use, and provide insightful answers to the why's, when's and how's of the J2EE platform.
The authors do a great job of describing useful patterns for application architectures. The section on refactoring is worth the price of the entire book.
Core J2EE Patterns is a great asset for enterprise application developers. It will dramatically increase productivity by putting into practice the best ideas of leading Java architects from the Sun Java Center. Ths book also makes patterns real!
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