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Better, Faster, Lighter Java by Bruce A. Tate
Book DescriptionSometimes the simplest answer is the best. Many Enterprise Java developers, accustomed to dealing with Java's spiraling complexity, have fallen into the habit of choosing overly complicated solutions to problems when simpler options are available. Building server applications with "heavyweight" Java-based architectures, such as WebLogic, JBoss, and WebSphere, can be costly and cumbersome. When you've reached the point where you spend more time writing code to support your chosen framework than to solve your actual problems, it's time to think in terms of simplicity. In Better, Faster, Lighter Java authors Bruce Tate and Justin Gehtland argue that the old heavyweight architectures are unwieldy, complicated, and contribute to slow and buggy application code. As an alternative means for building better applications, the authors present two "lightweight" open source architectures: Hibernate--a persistence framework that does its job with a minimal API and gets out of the way, and Spring--a container that's not invasive, heavy or complicated. Hibernate and Spring are designed to be fairly simple to learn and use, and place reasonable demands on system resources. Better, Faster, Lighter
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780596006761
(240mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Beyond Java, Paperback (September 2005)
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Spring a Developer's Notebook, Paperback (April 2005)
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Bitter Java, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Bruce A. Tate
Bitter Java is the first major book on Java anti-patterns. It is an essential guide to any Java programmer, consultant or architect wanting to understand the most important Java server-side programming pitfalls.
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Author Biography - Bruce A. Tate
Bruce Tate is a kayaker, mountain biker, and father of two. In his spare time, he is an independent consultant in Austin,Texas. In 2001, he founded J2Life, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in Java persistence frameworks and lightweight development methods. His customers have included FedEx, Great West Life, TheServerSide, and BEA. He speaks at conferences and Java user's groups around the nation. Before striking out on his own, Bruce spent thirteen years at IBM working on database technologies, object-oriented infrastructure and Java. He was recruited away from IBM to help start the client services practice in an Austin start up called Pervado Systems. He later served a brief stent as CTO of IronGrid, which built nimble Java performance tools. Bruce is the author of four books, including best-selling Bitter Java. First rule of kayak: When in doubt, paddle like Hell. Justin Gehtland is a programmer, author, mentor and instructor, focusing on real-world software applications. Working as a professional programmer, instructor, speaker and pundit since 1992, Justin has developed real-world applications using VB, COM, .NE.
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