Java EE 6 ? Excuse my French !

It’s been a long time since I haven’t blogged about what I am doing on evenings and week-ends. For people who think that I watch TV and have BBQs on Saturdays, I have to tell you that I don’t have any TV (it’s been over 20 years now) and I don’t have a garden to cook my burgers. No, I’ve spent my spare time updating my Java EE 6 book.

In this second edition I have updated the content and added new sections. When the first version of the book got out it was in June 2009 and Java EE 6 hadn’t been released yet (December 2009). So there were some topics that I didn’t cover because they were not completely finished (like the Criteria API in JPA 2.0). I’ve also updated the frameworks (GlassFish 3.0.1) and the code so it’s more accurate. The book is planned to be published in September 2010. As always there is a full list of people I need to thank for this second edition. Writing or updating a book is hard work and comfort is always needed.

The other important news is that Pearson has translated the first edition in French. I need to thank Nicolas de Loof who had this idea of translating the book and contacted Pearson on my behalf. I have to admit that I didn’t work on the translation. Like you, it will be a complete surprise when I’ll receive a copy of my book  (due to be published on the 25th of June). I have been contacted by people from Portugal and Brazil about a Portuguese version of the book. If you guys think that this could be a good idea and know a good Portuguese editor I’ll be more than happy to talk to Apress about such a project.

Now, enough writing books and let’s keep on writing some Java EE 6 code.

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  1. Sounds great. I think I will get it although I will miss a section in CDI as I think this is probably the most significant addition to JEE 6. Maybe this would be great for an online bonus chapter.


  2. Ça laissera tout l’été pour se familiariser à la première version avant de dévorer la seconde corrigée. Merci

  3. I have the book and am running the examples in eclipse using m2eclipse. I can create an eclipse maven project using m2eclipse and this lets me run the build and junit, but not debug the code (in the real world I will need to debug my code). If I set up an eclipse j2ee project I can write/debug the code, but I can’t figure out how to use maven (m2eclipse) to build and junit the j2ee project.

    How do I set the project up so that I can code/debug and use maven/m2eclipse to do the build/junit?


  4. About the book “JEE6 & glassfish3″, an excellent book, plenty of easy sample.
    I recommend it.

    Many thanks

  5. There needs to be some clear indication of where to get the code from for which book. There is a java EE book and a second edition. One indicates the source code in a rar format on the Apress site. Another source code is available in downloadable zip format for Edition 2, I got this yesterday and could run all the examples in Chapter 3. Then the svn repository contains a different group of artifacts. If you get this you cannot run any chapter 3 examples. It would be nice to have some indication of a final repository or zip or whatever for each additiion that works.

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