Last Java EE 6 Tutorial Update and Second Volume Published

Many of you are familiar with the official Java EE 6 Tutorial already. It is an invaluable resource for learning Java EE and it is free!

The good folks behind the Java EE 6 tutorial recently updated it. This update (version 6.0.8) is the last releases for Java EE 6 since the team will now be focusing full time on Java EE 7. The update is available now from the Java EE SDK Update Center.

Enhancements in the Java EE 6 Tutorial documentation include:

  • New information on securing web applications.
  • Revised material on using Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java (CDI).
  • Updated database schema diagrams for the JPA example applications.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Enhancements to the Java EE 6 Tutorial example applications include:

  • New features in the customer JAX-RS example.
  • Internationalization support in the Duke's Forest and Duke's Bookstore case-study example applications.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

In addition, the second volume of the Java EE 6 Tutorial book has now been published. Titled The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Advanced Topics, it is now available in the paperback, Nook and Kindle formats. This book builds on the concepts introduced in the first volume, The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts. It introduces JMS and Interceptors, and documents advanced features of JSF, Servlets, JAX-RS, EJB, JPA, Bean Validation, CDI, and enterprise application security. The book culminates with three new case-study applications that illustrate the use of multiple Java EE 6 APIs.

Comments:

Why did it take so long to publish the second volume? Is it simply because it takes time to get extensive experience with the platform, discover best practices, ...? Or is the delay due to "external factors"? In other words: will the analog volume for Java EE 7 (which is coming soon now) also take several years to write? I'm asking because, with all the updated APIs (JMS 2.0 in particular), I feel this book will be kind of outdated already when Java EE 7 is released. So I'm wondering whether to buy this book or wait for the analog for Java EE 7. Can someone shed some light on this please? Thanks in advance!

Posted by Anthony on February 13, 2013 at 01:06 AM PST #

I will try my best to get a reasonable answer for you. Thanks for your patience.

Posted by Reza Rahman on February 13, 2013 at 09:11 AM PST #

Anthony: the most up-to-date Tutorial is always published online in HTML and PDF formats on docs.oracle.com, and through the Java EE SDK Update Center. For Java EE 7, the online Tutorial will be published when the reference implementation and Java EE 7 SDK is released.

Any releases in other formats are TBD.

Posted by guest on February 13, 2013 at 09:54 AM PST #

Now I understand, thanks for the quick feedback!

Posted by Anthony on February 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM PST #

Good info here.

Posted by guest on February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM PST #

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