Adam Bien has written an excellent book "Real World Java EE Patterns - Rethinking Best Practices" [...]
"Real World Java EE Patterns" is a book targeted rather for developers with some experience with JEE. If you are a beginner, you can miss some context. If you have some experience with JEE, in this book you'll probably find solutions to problems that are familiar to you. [...]
"A very good book - well written [...]
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"...In the past years J2EE has apparently often led to an unnecessary bloated architecture, consisting of a variety of layers and patterns, which were not only hard to test but also tough to maintain. This book offers the possibility to Rethink. Both experienced J2EE developers/architects and Java EE newbies with basic Java skills will benefit from this book..."
"Java EE 5 != J2EE => this book fills a huge void
This pragmatic book offers the real world knowledge and code you need to develop lean but still maintainable Java EE 5 / 6 applications. Real World Java EE Patterns - Rethinking Best Practices guides you to efficient patterns and best practices in a structured way, with real world code. This book includes coverage of:
Java Champion Adam Bien http://blog.adam-bien.com is a self-employed consultant, lecturer, (JavaONE) speaker, software architect, developer, and author in the enterprise Java sector who implements Java technology on a large scale. He is also (co)author of seven books and about one hundred articles on architecture, best practices, Java and J2EE / Java EE technology, as well as distributed Java programming.
A BEA technical director, Bien is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team; an Expert Group member of the Java Community Process for EJB 3.1, JPA 2.0, and Java EE 6; and involved in embedded Java, Grid, and P2P technology. He currently works as an architect and developer in several projects for the Java SE/EE platform.