Thursday Mar 26, 2015
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
By David Delabassee-Oracle on Oct 21, 2014
RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices” written by ’Bhakti Mehta' has been recently published. One of the great thing about this book is that it is not a theoretical book covering the JAX-RS API 2.0. As its title suggest, this book is talking about different best practices that are relevant when it comes to build efficient, scalable and secure RESTful services. So the focus of the book is really on REST best practices. It then shows how you can apply the practices and patterns using the JAX-RS 2.0 APIs.
Some of the covered practices discussed are:
- How to design and expose your resources
- Error handling
- API versioning
- Asynchronous behaviours, etc.
To celebrate this, Packt Publishing will raffle 10 copies of “RESTful Java Patterns and Best Practices” (5 eBook copies and 5 paper copies). To participate, just leave a comment about the book on your preferred social media using the 'http://bit.ly/1uUs7QR' URL and the '#JavaBhakti' hashtag. PackT will randomly select 10 lucky persons.
Please do note that Oracle is not involved in this raffle, we are just relaying this information. For any question about this raffle, please contact Packt Publishing directly.
Tuesday May 06, 2014
By David Delabassee-Oracle on May 06, 2014
"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations."
As its title imply "Java Performance: The Definitive Guide - Getting the Most Out of Your Code" covers Java Performance at large.
Performance analysis is about about observing and understanding what an application is doing so the book continues with an ideal Java Performance Toolbox. It covers some of the tools available to monitor Java applications. It should be mentioned that Java Mission Control that has been recently added to Java SE 7 (starting with update 40) and Java SE 8 is also discussed.
The book then dive into Java performance by discussing in great details two key fundaments that are the JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler and the Garbage Collection.
The remaining chapters focus on best practice uses of various parts of the Java platform. It's the platform at large as it goes from memory use with the Java heap, native memory use, thread performance to Java EE, JPA and JDBC!
Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
By David Delabassee-Oracle on Apr 22, 2014
The third edition of David Heffelfinger's Java EE book has been recently released. This updated edition is covering the latest version of the Java EE Platform, i.e. Java EE 7.
The book gives a wide introduction on the Java EE Platform and its major APIs in their latest version: JPA 2.1, EJB 3.2, JSF 2.2, CDI 1.1, JMS 2.0, JAX-RS 2.0, Beans Validation 1.1, JAX-WS 2.2, etc. The book also cover 2 of the APIs introduced in Java EE 7 : the WebSocket API and JSON-P.
So if you are new to Java EE 7 or if you have been stuck on an older version the platform, reading this book will give you a good technical overview of Java EE 7, its main APIs and they works. It will give a solid overall understanding of Java EE 7 to rapidly start. You will then be able to deep more easily in the Platform and its APIs.
NB : The book samples are using GlassFish 4 but most of the content of the book is also applicable to any other Java EE 7 application server... that's the beauty of the Java EE!
Tuesday Apr 08, 2014
By David Delabassee-Oracle on Apr 08, 2014
Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
By David Delabassee-Oracle on Nov 19, 2013
Bill Burke's RESTful Java with Jax-RS is a book that comes to mind when talking about JAX-RS. It is has been published by O'Reilly in its Animal Menagerie a few years ago.
Bill is a long time JBoss contributor and is also the RedHat representative in theJAX-RS 2.0 Expert Group.
O'Reilly has just published a revised edition of the book to includes the new JAX-RS 2.0 features. RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0 has new chapters to cover the specification important additions such as the JAX-RS 2.0 Client API, the Asynchronous Client and Server APIs, Filters and Interceptors. In addition, the new edition also covers smaller JAX-RS 2.0 updates such as ParamConverters, UriBuilder extension, etc.
Sunday Apr 15, 2012
By arungupta on Apr 15, 2012
PacktPub released Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server a few months after the first version in GlassFish 3 train was released.
This book is a practical guide to install and configure the GlassFish 3 Application Server and develop and deploy Java EE 6 applications on this server. Recently they released a sample chapter on how to configure JMS and message queues in GlassFish. The chapter provide complete snapshots from the web-based admin console and working sample code.
The Table of Contents shows that all major Java EE 6 APIs and the details of the GlassFish 3 server are covered followed by examples of its use. This book is a practical guide with a very user-friendly approach.Read about other books on Java EE and GlassFish here.
Friday Mar 09, 2012
By alexismp on Mar 09, 2012
Recent Tips and News on Java, Java EE 6, GlassFish & more :
• Inside Oracle's Java Magazine (YouTube)
Monday Feb 27, 2012
By alexismp on Feb 27, 2012
Jérôme has also written a book dedicated to GlassFish.
In other French GlassFish literature, Antonio Goncalves' Java EE book has been translated to French.
Friday Jul 08, 2011
By alexismp on Jul 08, 2011
Recent Tips and News on Java EE 6 & GlassFish:
• Creating a WebSocket-Chat-Application with Jetty and Glassfish (DZone)
Monday Jun 20, 2011
By alexismp on Jun 20, 2011
This book holds a step-by-step book documention all of the Java EE 6 features and APIs (including CDI) using the IDE with the best Java EE out-of-the-box experience : NetBeans 7. It uses GlassFish as the default container and PrimeFaces as a JSF component suite.
We've covered several Java EE and GlassFish books before and I can't help but think that given writing books never helped authors retire early, having so many good books on Java EE 6 says something about its success among developers.
Tuesday May 10, 2011
By alexismp on May 10, 2011
It's been a while since we did the last JavaEE and GlassFish book review. A few months back, this O'Reilly post detailed the book market in 2010 asserting that "Java experienced the biggest gain in units" making it the #1 language (see graph).
In the current book industry climate it's remarkable to see a good number of new JavaEE and GlassFish books. Here are some recent ones we came across :
3rd edition of Antonio Goncalves' Java EE 5 book, updated to use GlassFish 3.0.1.
Another French book covering Java EE and GlassFish 3.1. More coverage here.
Very recent book from Adam Bien, available from Lulu.com.
Covers various JSF libraries and environment options including NetBeans/GlassFish.
Great coverage by David Heffelfinger of all Java EE technologies with GlassFish as the preferred runtime.
By Java Champion Yakov Fain. Covers Java overall with Java EE 6 section (using GlassFish).
Most of these have electronic editions. Wether you get it when buying the paper version is another story...
We're most likely missing some books here, so please feel free to comment and we'll complete the list.
Saturday Oct 09, 2010
Sunday Oct 03, 2010
By pelegri on Oct 03, 2010
Recent Tips and News on Java EE 6 & GlassFish:
An Eclipse / GlassFish / Java EE 6 Tutorial
Converged Applications and SailFin
JavaEE 6 and Spring 3.0
Java EE 6 & GlassFish @ JAX London & London JUG Trip Report
New Books Covering GlassFish
Thursday May 06, 2010
By pelegri on May 06, 2010
Kenai is back after its data center move (congrats to David, Lea, et al!) so this seems a good moment to remind GlassFish users of Adam and Antonio's projects on Patterns and Samples. Both projects are based on best-selling books, both leveraging JavaEE 6 and using GlassFish.
The JavaEE SDK includes its own set of samples (glassfish-samples). If you know of other significant, good-quality, sets of samples for GlassFish, post them as comments with a way to reach you. More GlassFish books here.
Podcasts & Videos
- Virtual Adopt-a-JSR/Java EE 8 Overview on Tuesday!
- GlassFish Images on Docker Hub
- Using @Context in JAX-RS
- Java EE 7 Maintenance Review Draft
- Managing a Java EE Application Server with Chef
- A Directory for CDI Plugins
- Java EE 7/Bean Validation Adoption at Harvard University
- JSON-P 1.1 (JSR 374) update: JSON Pointer & JSON Patch
- Last Call to Submit to the JavaOne Java EE Track
- Java EE Security API (JSR 375) Update