Tuesday, 15 February 2011

JavaEE 6 with Glassfish is Nearly There!

It's good to report that we're approaching the final stages of recording the JavaEE course. Just two more scripts to write and a few more recording sessions and we're there.

The running order right now looks like this (and it shouldn't change too much in post production):

1: Getting Started with Glassfish
2: Writing an EJB Session Bean
3: JNDI and Calling Remote Session Beans
4: More on Session Beans
5: The Java Persistence API: Mapping Classes
6: JPA2: Updates and Deletes
7: JPA: Relationships
8: JPA2: Queries using JPQL and The JPA2 Criteria API
9: JPA in a Managed Environment: the PersistenceContext
10: Declarative Transactions
11: JSF fundamentals
12: JSF Component Libraries (including Prime Faces)
13: Security in JavaEE
14: Webservices and REST
15: Messaging and Message Driven Beans

This is probably going to turn out to be our biggest course yet.

I decided to cover just one application server, Glassfish, as to cover more than that would confuse and overload the course. But everything on the course should work just fine on other app servers. We may release variants for other servers if there's a demand.

The estimated release time will be early March. The only block in the way is that writing the Webservices and REST chapter is proving very difficult as Webservices is a big topic that is orthogonal to Java. As always, I'll be aiming to make the material understandable to all, so I am having to do a lot of working covering the basics of SOAP, WSDLs, REST and the like.

But it will be worth it! My next post will probably be announcing the course release, so watch this space!

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