Monday, August 4, 2008

New Apress Java Books - Summer 08

Last week, I received an email from the contact I had for Apress publishers, and was given this list of books which would be available in Summer of 2008. I have already read and reviewed the Spring book "Beginning Groovy and Grails". It was a great book indeed. Here are several other books some of which are already available and a few coming soon.

Pro Spring 2.5

The Spring Framework remains the leader in the move from so-called heavyweight architectures, such as Enterprise JavaBeans, toward lightweight frameworks. Pro Spring 2.5 covers the new features of Spring 2.5, but moreover, it is focused on best practices and core standards of contemporary Spring development.

The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets

The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets is an ideal reference if you're looking to develop real–world applications with the open source lightweight Apache MyFaces and Dojo (the Ajax API). It focuses on aspects like scalability, design, optimization, and configurability. And it includes lucid code samples that reflect the pattern being described.

Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java™ Framework Architect

Practical API Design: Confessions of a Java Framework Architect will be required reading for all designers and engineers involved with the development, testing, and maintenance of APIs.

The Definitive Guide to Terracotta: Cluster the JVM for Spring, Hibernate and POJO Scalability

Terracotta CTO Ari Zilka and his team give you the ultimate guide on Terracotta Java application infrastructure, as well as user secrets, recipes, and prepackaged frameworks.

Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Spring Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach focuses on the latest available Spring 2.x fundamentals that you require for building a three–tier Java EE application with web interface and database persistence. The topics of this book are introduced by complete and real–world code examples that you may follow step by step.

Beginning Groovy and Grails: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Groovy and Grails is the first introductory book on the Groovy language and its primary web framework, Grails. It gets you started with Groovy and Grails and culminates in the example and possible application of some real–world projects. You follow along with the development of each project, implementing and running each application while learning new features along the way.


Pro Java EE Spring Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies Implementing Java EE Patterns with the Spring Framework

Pro Java EE Spring Patterns focuses on enterprise patterns, best practices, design strategies, and proven solutions using key Java EE technologies including JSP™, servlets, EJB™, and JMS APIs. This Java EE patterns resource, catalog, and guide, with its patterns and numerous strategies, documents and promotes best practices for these technologies, implemented in a very pragmatic way using the Spring Framework and its counters.

Beginning Database Development in Java EE: Using GlassFish TopLink

Beginning Database Development in Java EE: Using GlassFish TopLink focuses on the open source TopLink persistence engine as a likely replacement for Hibernate long term. TopLink resides under the emerging official agile lightweight GlassFish application development framework and deployment platform project based on Java EE.

The Definitive Guide to SOA: Oracle Service Bus, Second Edition

The Definitive Guide to SOA: Oracle Service Bus, Second Edition is the first book to cover a practical approach to SOA using the BEA AquaLogic Service Bus tool. And it’s written from the “source”: BEA Systems AquaLogic product lead Jeff Davies.

Beginning Google Web Toolkit: From Novice to Professional

Learn to build rich, user–friendly web applications using a popular Java–based Ajax web framework, the Google Web Toolkit. The authors will guide you through the complete development of a GWT front end application with a no–nonsense, down–to–earth approach.


  1. The redirect function doesn't work for me. I have to copy & paste the links to visit the apres site.

  2. Thanks so much. I have updated the links, they should work fine now without any copy and paste.

  3. Any reviews on Confessions of a Java Framework Architect book .