Books I’ve Written

Java EE 7

This book is a major update of the Beginning Java EE 6. All the chapters of existing specifications have been updated and two new chapters have been added (CDI and Bean Validation). This book starts by introducing Java EE 7 and some new language features of Java SE 7. Then follows 14 chapters introducing a technology (CDI 1.1, Bean Validation 1.1, JPA 2.1, EJB 3.2, JSF 2.2, XML and JSON processing, JMS 2.0, JAX-WS 2.3 and JAX-RS 2.0). Each chapter is illustrated with lots of code and UML diagrams and finishes with a Putting it all Together section, where you combine several Java EE 7 technologies to compose and application.
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Java EE 6

This book concentrates on Java EE 6 and highlights the new features of this release. It explores the innovations of this new version, and examines the various specifications and how to assemble them to develop applications. Java EE 6 consists of nearly 30 specifications and is an important milestone for the enterprise layer (EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0), for the web tier (Servlet 3.0, JSF 2.0), and for interoperability (SOAP web services and RESTful services). This book covers a broad part of the Java EE 6 specifications and uses the JDK 1.6 and some well-known design patterns, as well as the GlassFish application server, the Derby database, JUnit, and Maven. It is abundantly illustrated with UML diagrams, Java code, and screenshots.
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Java EE 5

The Java EE 5 book I’ve written is a practical book that tells you how to develop a e-commerce website using most of the Java EE 5 specifications. I uses a PetStore-like application to introduce EJB 3, JPA 1.0, JSF 1.2, JSP 2.1 and JMS. It’s written in French and is published by Eyrolles. To know more about it, click on the prefered language.
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Beginning Java EE 7… Book Arrived !

Update : the book has been published end of June 2013 I have been quiet on my blog lately but there was a reason: I was writing a Beginning Java EE 7 book for APress. I am using the past tense because I’ve finished writing it. I’ve gently started in November 2012 and accelerated the writing pace as I was … Continue reading

Java EE 6 Book

In today’s business world, applications need to access data, apply business logic, add presentation layers, and communicate with external systems. That’s what companies are trying to achieve while minimizing costs, using standard and robust technologies that can handle heavy loads. If that’s your case, you have the right book in your hands.

Java Enterprise Edition appeared at the end of the 1990s and brought to the Java language a robust software platform for enterprise development. Challenged at each new version, badly understood or misused, overengineered, and competing with open source frameworks, J2EE was seen as a heavyweight technology. Java EE benefited from these criticisms to improve and is today focused on simplicity.

Java EE6 Reviews

DZone september 2009

Recently I had an opportunity to read Beginning Java EE 6 Platform with Glassfish 3 by Antonio Goncalves. The book has the subtitle “From Novice to Professional” and that’s a pretty accurate description of the book. After reading it a person not familiar with Java EE, but familiar with Java SE should feel comfortable developing a small Java EE application. (…)


Java EE 5 Book


Java Enterprise Edition appeared end of the Nineties and brought to the Java language a robust platform for companies’ enterprise applications. Put into question on each new version, badly understood or misused, competed by open source frameworks, Java EE knew to use these criticisms to improve and find a balance in its version 5. This book proposes to discover the innovations of this new version, and to examine how to assemble them to develop an e-commerce website.

The objective of this book is to guide you in the development of a complete e-commerce website using Java EE 5, while answering the question “how to assemble these specifications? “. The application, inspired from the Java PetStore of Sun, follows the coding and architecture best practices: layers, loose coupling, and enterprise design patterns.

Java EE 5


Java Enterprise Edition est apparu fin des années 90 et a apporté au langage Java une plate-forme robuste pour les applications d’entreprise. Remise en cause à chaque nouvelle version, mal comprise ou mal utilisée, concurrencée par les frameworks open source, elle a su utiliser ces critiques pour s’améliorer et trouver un équilibre dans sa version Java EE 5. Ce livre propose de découvrir les nouveautés de cette nouvelle version, et d’examiner comment les assembler pour développer un site de commerce électronique.

L’objectif de cet ouvrage est de vous guider dans le développement d’un site complet de commerce électronique en Java EE 5, tout en répondant à la question « comment faire pour assembler ces spécifications ? ». L’application, inspirée du Java PetStore de Sun, suit les règles de l’art en matière d’architecture : découpage en couches, couplage lâche, et design patterns d’entreprise….

Installer l’application


Le livre Java EE 5 vous permet de développer une application de commerce électronique en utilisant de multiples spécifications Java EE 5. Tout au long des chapitres vous devez développer couche après couche (persistance, session façade, interface web, gestion du panier électronique, services web et traitements asynchrones) pour obtenir le site de vente d’animaux domestiques.

Téléchargez le code

Avant toute chose, il vous faut télécharger le code de l’application pour l’exécuter.

Structure des répertoires

Décompressez le fichier que vous venez de télécharger et vous obtiendrez trois sous-répertoires principaux. Ceux-ci correspondent aux différentes applications :

Les critiques du livre Java EE 5

DZone avril 2008

Une fois n’est pas coutume, une revue de presse d’un site anglo-saxon. Un grand emerci à David Sills de l’équipe de JavaLobby qui, connaissant un peu le français, a fait l’effort de livre un ouvrage qui n’est pas écrit dans sa langue de prédilection. De plus, la critique est très bonne.

Un extrait : To be honest, I’d like to have this book in English for newbies in the field! We’d have a lot better applications built, I can say that.


Installer l’application sur MySQL


L’application développée pour le livre utilise le serveur GlassFish et la base de données Derby. Pour installer l’application sur la base de données MySQL il faut effectuer quelques changement.

Installez et configurez MySQL

Tout d’abord, il faut installer MySQL 5. Pour cela, rendez-vous sur le site de MySQL et téléchargez la version dédiée à votre plateforme. Démarrez la base de données et connectez vous à celle-ci via l’éditeur (mysql -u root). Il faut ensuite créer la base petstoreDB et la rendre accessible à l’utilisateur dbuser (mot de passe dbpwd).

Install the application


The Java EE 5 book enables you to develop an e-commerce application using multiple Java EE 5 specifications. Throughout the chapters you have to develop layer after layer (persistence, session facade, web interface, electronic shopping cart, web services and asynchronous processing) to obtain a web site to sale domestic animals.

Download the code

First of all, you have to downloadthe code of the application.

Directories structure

Uncompress the file that you have just downloaded and you will obtain three principal sub-directories. Those correspond to the various applications:

Demo of the Petstore application

In the Java EE 5 book, you will have to develop a web and a swing application that talk to an EJB 3 back end.

In this Flash animation, you’ll see how to use the Petstore web application. First It browses the catalog of pets, then logs a user on, who buys a few animals, adds them to my shopping cart, changes some quantities of the shopping cart and then checks out.

In this animation you can see the administration console. It is developed in Swing and used to create/modify/remove items of the catalog as well as having a view on customer and orders.


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