2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2004 11:30 AM by M B

    Book to buy?

    Ben Turner Newbie


      I like books. I like to throw coffee over my books and have some pages with tears in them. My computing books aren't acceptable until they have at least a few mug rings on them. That's why i'd like to buy a JBoss book...

      I've been peeking around amazon.com and amazon.co.uk at the JBoss books available, and they almost all get bad reviews from buyers. The official book isn't much more than an explanation of how the internal kitchen of JBoss works, which is fine if you want to extend it, but not if you're developing applications.

      So what book do people recommend for app devs?



        • 1. Re: Book to buy?
          Darran Lofthouse Master

          If you are an application developer I would reccomend a standard book on J2EE. If your application is a J2EE application you should be able to design and implement the majority of it without needing to look at application server specifics.

          The reason that people write bad reviews for the JBoss documentation is because they were expecting a book that teaches them J2EE from the beginning.

          How to write J2EE components has been covered loads of times already, the JBoss documentation just looks at how to take advantage of JBoss specific featureds.

          • 2. Re: Book to buy?
            M B Newbie

            I figured out how some things work by using the openbook Mastering EJB 2.0 from TSS.com and the workbook examples of Enterprise JavaBeans(O'Reilly) by having a look at the JBoss source-examples.

            Having a look at the various JBoss books reveals that parts of the Administrators & Developpers guide have been copy'n pasted to almost all other books offered (Quickstart Guide, ....).

            Using JBoss is somehow a try and error game.