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 following the updates of the […]

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Dédicace du livre Java EE 6

Aujourd’hui, les exemplaires du livre Java EE 6 sont enfin arrivés en Europe. J’ai reçu ma petite collection privée de 20 exemplaires ainsi que tous les bons libraires informatiques parisiens. Alors, si vous faites partis des quelques rares qui n’ont pas encore ce best-seller, je vous propose de nous retrouver samedi 20 juin à la librairie Le Monde En Tique […]

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Java EE 6 book at JavaOne

Hurrah !!! My book physically exists. It was printed last week and is available at JavaOne. So guys, look for the book shop in the Moscone center, and ask for the already best-seller Java EE 6 book. You can’t miss it. It has been published by Apress (it’s black and yellow) and, as you can see on the photo, it’s […]

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A book about Java EE 6

If I haven’t blogged for a long time, that’s because I was busy writing a book about Java EE 6. As some of you already know, I’m expert member on various JSRs, including Java EE 6. Last year I have been approached by Apress who proposed me to write a book about Java EE 6 in the From Novice to Professional collection. At first I wasn’t sure because I’ve already written a book and know the workload that it represents. But I’ve been a reader of Apress books for a long time, an appreciate them. I was finally convinced to participate to such quality books. So here it is : Beginning Java™ EE 6 Platform with GlassFish™ 3: From Novice to Professional. Well, actually the book is gone to printing and will be published end of May. So stay tune, and be ready to buy a copy of it (or an ebook version). The book focuses on the novelties of Java EE 6 and covers most of the specifications. 450 pages structured as follow : Chapter 1 briefly presents Java EE 6 essentials and the tools used throughout the book (JDK, Maven, JUnit, Derby and GlassFish v3). The persistent tier is described from Chapter 2 to Chapter 5 and focuses on JPA 2.0. After a general overview with some hands-on examples (Chapter 2), Chapter 3 delves into the object-relational mapping (mapping attributes, relationships and inheritance). Chapter 4 shows you how […]

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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.

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English review of a Java EE 5 French book

French libraries are full of English books. French blogs are full of comments on English books. Technical French website are full of reviews of English books. But the opposite is not true and doesn‘t happen very often, that‘s why I‘m mentioning it. Few months ago I‘ve been contacted by Meera Subbarao who is the team leader for the JavaLobby/DZone book review team. She wanted to know a bit more about my book on Java EE 5. She got really interested and then quickly, very disappointed : my book is written in French ! That‘s when David Sills came along. David is a book reviewer and volunteered to review my French book. I was ready to help him in any difficulty with the language, but it appeared that David is quite knowledgeable with French. He managed to read it all and wrote a review on DZone. Thanks David for the effort and thanks for the interesting review that you wrote. I‘ll send the following extract to my publisher, who knows, a French book could be published into English once : 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 Read the full review

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Java EE 5 book used in universities

I‘ve been teaching Java EE at a Parisian university (Cnam) for 6 years now. When I decided to write a book about Java EE 5, I took some inspiration from what I was doing at university. Thanks to these 6 years, I‘ve developed pedagogic skills in the way of teaching Java EE. That‘s also what I‘ve done with my book. […]

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Signing copies of my book

Saturday the 30th of June I’ll be at the book shop Le Monde en Tique in Paris signing copies of my book from 3:30pm to 6pm. Thanks to Jean Demetreau for organizing this event. So, if you want to have a drink, talk about Java EE 5 and even buy a book and get it signed, it’s the right moment, […]

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Signing copies of my book

Saturday the 30th of June I‘ll be at the Parisian library Le Monde en Tique signing copies of my book from 3:30pm to 6pm. Thanks to Jean Demetreau for organizing this event. So, if you want to have a drink, talk about Java EE 5 and even buy a book and get it signed, it‘s the right moment, at the right place (the library is really nice and you can even see Notre Dame)

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Online chat about the book

On Tuesday the 5th of June from 5pm to 6pm French time, the Journal Du Net is organizing a chat (in French) about the Java EE 5 book I wrote. I’ll be on the other side of the computer answering questions about the content of the book but also Java EE 5 in general. You just have to enroll first […]

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Java EE 5 Book Chat

Next Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm French time, the Journal Du Net is organizing a chat (in French) about the Java EE 5 book I wrote. I’ll be on the other side of the computer answering questions about the content of the book but also Java EE 5 in general. You just have to enroll and be ready on Tuesday afternoon. See you there.

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Java EE 5 Book

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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.

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Java EE 5 Book is out

Just to let you know that the book I wrote about Java EE 5 is out. I‘ve blogged before about its content and I’ve also written a presentaion on my web site. The book helps expert Java developers to write an e-commerce website with the lastest Java EE 5 specifications (EJB 3, JPA, JSF, JSP, JMS, JavaMail) running on GlassFish and Derby. The book is written in french but english speaker can also download the code of the application and follow the instructions to install and run the application. For french readers (or any person willing to learn Java EE 5 and french at the same time) you can buy it online at Eyrolles or Amazon

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Java EE 5 Book – What, When, Who

As I‘ve posted back in september, the book I’ve written uses Java EE 5 to develop a good old PetStore-like application. It’s written in French and will be published by Eyrolles at the end of March or begining of April. It is part of the Les cahiers du programmeur collection (programmer‘s book). This collection is quite pragmatic and focuses on a hands-on approach. The books always start with a presentation of the application to develop, and after, chapter by chapter, add functionnalities and technologies. All that is written in two columns : one for the main subjects, and a smaller one for references, ideas, questions, definitions and so on. Here is the structure of my book: Chapter 1 presents the case study of an e-commerce application inspired by the Sun’s Java PetStore Blueprint. The fictitious company Yaps wants to computerize its activity of selling domestic animals. The application uses a webapp for the customers, a Swing app for the employees and needs to exchange data with external partners. UML, Use Cases Chapter 2 concentrates on the technical and software architecture of the application called Yaps PetStore. This chapter briefly presents the tools and APIs used for the development. Java 5, HTML, XML, Java EE 5, Blueprint, Design Patterns, UML The installation and the configuration of the tools are done in chapter 3. JDK, Ant, GlassFish, Derby, TopLink In Chapter 4 we develop the persistent objects of the application. JPA, Entity […]

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Java EE 5 Book – The End

Today I‘ve uploaded all my Open Office files to Eyrolles FTP server. That’s it, I’ve finished writing my book about Java EE 5. I will blog later about its content. I just want to thank my team of readers : Matthieu Riou, Alexis Midon, Zouheir Cadi and David Dewalle. Thanks guys, you‘ve been a great help. The book will benefit from your comments and expertise. And sorry for making you work so hard on the last weeks. I would also like to thank JetBrains and Visual Paradigm for giving me a free licence of their software. And of course, many thanks to my wife who didn‘t divorce me while I was writing on evenings, nights, early mornings and entire week-ends. I‘ll blog more later. But now, I just want to go out, have some sun, see some real people and enjoy life again.

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Writing a book about Java EE 5

A couple of days ago a friend sent me an email saying that I haven‘t blogged for few weeks now. The reason is that I‘m writing a book about Java EE 5 and it‘s taking me a lot of time (after work and in the week-ends). The chapters will roughtly be : * Presentation of Java EE 5 * Presentation of the Architecture of the application to develop * Java Persistent API * Stateless EJB 3.0 * JNDI an remote access with swing client * JSF 1.2 and JSP 2.1 (Unified EL) * Stateful EJB * JMS and MDB * Web Services (with Jaxb 2) It‘s a practical book, not a reference one, so there is only 30/40 pages per chapter with external references to go to. It‘s aimed at experienced java developpers who have had web development experience. I am a JBoss/Hibernate user but unfortunately I had to leave these frameworks because not really Java EE 5 compliant (stil JSP 2 and JSF 1.1). I‘m using Glassfish with Toplink and Derby. I lost a bit of time with this switch but it‘s ok. I didn‘t know Glassfish before and I‘m quite impressed with what they‘ve done. Ok, have to go and I will blog more about what I‘m doing… I should publish an article about Java EE 5. PS : JSF is driving me mad

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