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I recently found out that this book has just been published:
“Spring Enterprise Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach”
It is written by Josh Long and Gary Mak. I have heard Josh speak at several conferences, followed his articles on TheServerSide (as well as on his blog) and recently got to hang out with him at the SoCal Code Camp. He is very knowledgeable about Spring and enterprise integration and since Gary is already an author of one of the leading Spring books (Spring recipes), this should be a great book. I have just ordered my copy and will try to post a review when I am done with it.
I had the chance tonight to see Joshua Bloch speak at the Silicon Valley Web JUG meetup down at the Googleplex in Mountain View. I have read and blogged about his great book “Effective Java” – probably the single best book I have read on Java – so it was great to hear him in person. The talk covered a couple of examples from his Java Puzzlers book as well as a discussion on some of the items from the Effective Java book. As expected, he was a great presenter, both insightful and funny.
My latest reading material is POJOs in Action – a good book about developing Enterprise Applications using Lightweight Frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and JDO. It basically advocates an alternative approach to using heavyweight containers such as EJBs (although they seem have improved a lot since the release of EJB3).
I was also able to meet the author, Chris Richardson, after attending my first San Francisco Java User Group meeting.
Just finished reading Effective Java by Joshua Bloch.
It is a great book that contains many nuggets of info, best practices and gotchas. Definitely the best Java book I have read in a while.
Next up, I have started on another book that Bloch contributed to: Java Concurrency in Practice.