Just as cookbooks contain step-by-step directions for creating different dishes, this book contains recipes for solving problems concerning Enterprise JavaBeans. Topics addressed range from simple, everyday issues to complex design issues using EJB patterns. Intended for developers with some EJB development experience, an understanding of the concepts of enterprise development and the basics of EJB programming is assumed. This book clearly addresses problems and issues and avoids the use of EJB keywords, making it ideal for developers who want quick solutions to frequent problems--or simply EJB development ideas. Easy-to-find recipes range from the common to the advanced and include techniques for securing a message-driven bean, generating EJB code, and improving an entity bean persistence layer.
Benjamin G. Sullins is a senior-level Java developer with experience in both server- and client-side Java. Currently, he works with JSP and XML to develop collaborative online applications. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Mark B. Whipple is a software developer who has worked extensively with networked applications, including monitoring applications utilizing SNMP and, more recently, JMX. He has been a member of several standards bodies, including the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF). He lives in Dallas, Texas.