JavaOnes bookshelf

JavaOne starts next week, and most of the Java developers will be watching closely what “s new and exciting will be announced in the tried, true and aging Java. But my today “s topic is about books that will be sold at JavaOne.

It would be wrong not to start with promoting the book that I “ve co-authored this year:

Rich Internet Development with Adobe Flex and Java. We spent a year writing this advanced book, and I “m pretty pleased with the result ndash; this is not one of these shallow books that repeat API descriptions of vendors manuals. In this book we are sharing how to design and build rich Internet enterprise applications in an object-oriented way with such great and complimentary technologies as Flex and J2EE. You can get this book at the booth of Sys-Con Media. People who are into AJAX will be able to get a brand new Sys-Con “s book called “Real World AJAX rdquo;.

A well known publisher, Addison-Wesley/Prentice will sell their newest books there as well. They will also be presenting sample chapters from the books that will be released in the future. These are some of the titles that sound interesting to me:

New 3rd Ed. for “Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications rdquo;, co-authored by Grady Booch. I got the preview copy and plan to review this book next month.

JBoss reg; Seam: Simplicity and Power Beyond Java EE. This book is about accelerated Java EE Web development.

SOA Using Java Web Services, a hands-on guide to implementing Web services and SOA with Java EE 5 and Java SE 6 platforms.

Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications. This book will be officially published in Summer “07, but may be available soon as a final draft manuscript.

I “m sure O “Reilly and other publishers will be selling books there as well.

JavaOne has a book store called Digital Guru, which also runs several book signings by the authors attending this main Java conference. Here ‘s the schedule of the book signing:

Joshua Bloch [Java Puzzlers; Effective Java] on Tues. 5/8 @ 4:30pm amp; Wed. 5/9 @ 12noon;

Inderjeet Singh [Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE trade; Platform, Second Edition] on Wed. 5/9 @ 3pm;

David Geary [Core JavaServer Faces, 2nd Ed.] on Wed. 5/9 @ 5pm;

Brian Goetz [Java Concurrency in Practice] on Thurs. 5/10 @ 12:30pm.

Apress runs authors book signings as well:

Tuesday May 8th, 2007

* Noon ndash; 12:30pm Graeme Rocher (Grails founder/lead) of The Definitive Guide to Grails

* 1:30 ndash; 2:00pm Raghu Kodali et al of Beginning EJB 3 Application Development

Wednesday May 9th, 2007

* 2:30 ndash; 3:00pm Adam Myatt of Pro NetBeans IDE 5.5. Enterprise Edition (endorsed by NetBeans)

Thursday May 10th, 2007

* 12:00 ndash; 12:30pm Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows of Pro JSF and Ajax (endorsed by JSF communities)

* 1:00 ndash; 1:30pm Damon Williams of Pro PayPal E-Commerce

* 1:30 ndash; 2:00pm Mike Keith (EJB 3 co-spec lead) of Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API

Even though most Java developers rely on Google in finding technical help, nothing can beat a good book. Try to allocate some budget for book purchases next week.


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