Wednesday, December 14, 2005

JBoss a Developer's Notebook and JBoss at Work

Two good JBoss books this time. Both seem to complement each other and should be a must read for someone wanting to learn about JBoss.

The first one is JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide. What I liked about this book can also be one of its shortcomings. The book follows a incremental development approach where concepts and technologies are introduced chapter by chapter, one step at a time. This might be a bit tedious for experience, seasoned developers who know already about the concepts being introduced. The way they are introduced however is, I believe, pretty interesting and does make up for an interesting read. I did like reading it a lot even though it was far from the first time I looked into these concepts, technologies and approaches. I would have liked to see a bit more on Entity Beans but do understand the reason why they were not approached in the book.

The second book is yet another of the Developer's Notebook series. Like clearly stated in the book, you will not end up being an expert or even getting close to knowing all there is on the subject but by the end of it you should have grasped a set of important items in a very pragmatic perspective. This is a book which is probably more recommended for developers who have already read something about JBoss otherwise some of the nice pearls in the book might get lost among the rest.

Both books are in my recommended books list!


Marcelino said...

What a shameless way of asking Santa for books! :)

Mana said...

Ai agora blogas tb?

Francisco Assis Rosa said...

(Santa and books) been there, done that...Santa: I need some more!!!!

Next on my list (actually on my desk right now): Hibernate Developer's Notebook (75% done), Spring Developer's Notebook, ASP 2.0 Developer's Notebook.

Yup..ASP.NET 2.0....going a bit into "the darkside"...My goal is to do a test comparision of J2EE vs Spring+Hibernate vs ASP.NET 2.0

Fun, fun, fun.... ;-)

Francisco Assis Rosa said...

(Ai agora blogas tb?) Claro! As minhas experiencias recolhidas no blog....Que tal ?