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enterprise javabeans 2.1
Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1
byStefan Denninger, Ingo PetersandRob Castenada ISBN:1590590880
Apress 2003

This invaluable resource details the architecture of the Enterprise JavaBeans component model and the Java Message Service (JMS) so you understand the ideas behind asynchronous and parallel processing provided through message-driven beans.

Table of Contents
Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1
Preface
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Fundamentals
Chapter 3 - The Architecture of Enterprise JavaBeans
Chapter 4 - Session Beans
Chapter 5 - Entity Beans
Chapter 6 - Message-Driven Beans
Chapter 7 - Transactions
Chapter 8 - Security
Chapter 9 - Practical Applications
Chapter 10 - Web Services and Scheduling
References
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Listings


Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) is a server-side component model for transaction-aware distributed enterprise applications, written in the Java programming language. Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1 details the architecture of the Enterprise JavaBeans component model.

After the authors introduce the component paradigm, they move on to cover EJB architecture basics. Building on the foundation formed in those introductory topics, they discuss the different component types (session-, entity-, and message-driven beans) in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive introduction to the Java Message Service (JMS), so you understand the ideas behind asynchronous and parallel processing provided through message-driven beans. Transactions, security, and the newly introduced timer service round out the book.

This invaluable resource also discusses topics beyond the specification: inheritance, coupling of EJB components, quality assurance, and more. After reading this book, you'll understand the benefits and the limits of EJB and have the knowledge necessary to turn business requirements into EJB-based applications.

About the Authors

Stefan Denninger completed his university education in February 1996 with a degree in business management. He currently works for ConSol GmbH inMunich as a senior software consultant. He has worked as a software engineer for Kromberg & Schubert in Abensberg, Germany, IXOS Software in Munich, Germany, and eCircle Solutions in Munich.

Ingo Peters currently works with the HypoVereinsbank, a group of European banks managing Internet portals and applications. As a project manager, he has guided many different applications and Internet portals using Enterprise JavaBeans to success. He started programming with Enterprise JavaBeans in 1998.

Rob Castaneda is Principal Architect at CustomWare Asia Pacific, where he provides architecture consulting and training in EJB/J2EE/XML-based applications and integration servers to clients throughout Asia and America. Rob’s multinational background, combined with his strong real-world business experience, enables him to see through the specifications to create realistic solutions to major business problems. He has also contributed to and technically edited various leading EJB and J2EE books.



Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1

STEFAN DENNINGER and

INGO PETERS with

ROB CASTANEDA

translated by David Kramer

Copyright 2003 by Stefan Denninger and Ingo Peters with Rob Castaneda

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About the Authors

Stefan Denninger

Stefan Denninger completed his university education in February 1996 with a degree in business management. He has worked as a software engineer for Kromberg & Schubert in Abensberg, Germany, IXOS Software in Munich, Germany, and eCircle Solutions in Munich. He currently works for ConSol GmbH in Munich as a senior software consultant.

Ingo Peters

Ingo Peters currently works with the HypoVereinsbank, a group of European banks managing Internet portals and applications. As a project manager, he has guided many different applications and Internet portals using Enterprise JavaBeans to success. He started programming with Enterprise JavaBeans in 1998.

Rob Castaneda

Rob Castaneda is Principal Architect at CustomWare Asia Pacific, where he provides architecture consulting and training in EJB/J2EE/XML-based applications and integration servers to clients throughout Asia and America. Rob's multinational background, combined with his strong real-world business experience, enables him to see through the specifications to create realistic solutions to major business problems. He has also contributed to and technically edited various leading EJB and J2EE books.

Acknowledgments

Working on this book has been a great pleasure for all of the authors. Long discussions about local interfaces and dependent objects have resulted in several chapters being rewritten and then rewritten again, and changes in the specification have led to many interesting discussions and insights.

Without the active support of colleagues and friends, work on this book would not have been nearly so interesting, nor so productive. Stefan Denninger and Ingo Peters would like particularly to thank Stefan Schulze and Alexander Greisle, whose constructive and highly competent feedback have significantly improved the quality of this book. They would also like to thank the readers of the first German edition, whose support and feedback made the second edition possible. Finally, they wish to thank their editor, Martin Asbach, of Addison-Wesley, for his great care and friendly collaboration in bringing this book into the world, to the staff of Apress for making the English translation possible, and for their amiable and uncomplicated collaboration.

Rob Castaneda would like to thank John Zukowski, Grace Wong, and the team at Apress, as well as colleagues at CustomWare Asia Pacific, including Ian Daniel, Nathan Lee, and Scott Babbage, as well as his wife, Aimee Castaneda. Without the support of the these individuals, this work would not have been achievable.