like i was saying, the book comes out on 2/5/02.
Here is what is on the back of the book
Since most of it was written by juha, I will copy :)
-Master the JMX API and JMX elements including
.Starndard MBeans, Dynamic MBeans and Model MBeans
.The MBean Server
.Agent Services including Timer, Monitoring, Relation, and the M-Let Service
- Work through example implementations of JMX connectors including
. RMI, JMS and SOAP conenctors
. Agent discovery through JNDI
- Explore a full-featured and easy to extend Model MBean implementation (marcf note: this is the XMBean stuff, I am actually reading it myself, it is killer stuff, we are going to use it everywhere in JBoss, if anything this justifies buying the book almost by itself, really)
- Integrate SNMP with JMX
- Discover the J2EE Management Specification (JSR77)
- Navigate the JBoss application server JMX architecture
really the spec coverage is impecable if not *too* detailed (at least for my taste) and there are too many things in the examples but they really are exhaustive. The XMBean stuff is just plain cool.
Thanks for the summary and opinion. i'm sure I'll end up purchasing the book. $28 is a good price for a quality read.
When the author is the JBoss Group, that automatically gives a book legitimacy, IMHO.
Keep up the strong effort! Developers in corporate America, such as myself, are spreading the good word.
BTW, that is a very interesting and informative interview you gave for serverside.com.