POJOs in Action: Developing Enterprise Applications with Lightweight Frameworks
The standard platform for enterprise application development has been EJB but the difficulties of working with it caused it to become unpopular. They also gave rise to lightweight technologies such as Hibernate, Spring, JDO, iBATIS and others, all of which allow the developer to work directly with the simpler POJOs. Now EJB version 3 solves the problems that gave EJB 2 a b...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published January 30th 2006 by Manning Publications
(first published January 23rd 2006)
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This is so far my favorite book explaining the POJO/TDD development philosophy. I like it because (a) it gives concrete examples of building a semi-realistic project and (b) the author at least tries to point out problems of following this philosophy. On the other hand, the author clearly drank the TDD Kool-Aid and frequently elides over complexities and biases comparisons between his preferred style and alternatives. A good book, but don't accept what the author says and think through the issue...more
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