Rapid J2EE™ DevelopmentAn Adaptive Foundation for Enterprise Applications
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Praise for Rapid J2EE Development
"The author provides a good survey of the technologies and approaches for rapid development in the J2EE arena. He touches on all areas that should be of interest to a reader, from design through testing. He illustrates the different phases of rapid development by going into several technologies in depth, and he also lists or otherwise mentions other available technologies. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get started with developing J2EE applications."
—Beth Stearns, Consultant, ComputerEase Publishing
"This book has a lot of great material in it. The author really shows his experience in the subject matter. The content is excellent. I haven't seen another book that is as comprehensive or contains as many real-world lessons learned."
—Madhu Siddalingaiah, Consultant, SEA Corporation
"I think the book does a good job of presenting a set of processes and technologies that enable rapid development. I think this is an extremely useful book, and I would recommend it to others."
—Satadip Dutta, Software Engineer, HP
"The author skillfully presents a collection of tools, technologies and processes that facilitate rapid development of J2EE applications. I see this book as a valuable addition to any company bookshelf, especially given its broad application across the software lifecycle. It's also quite amazing that a Google search does not reveal any existing publications with this title. This book should neatly fill that hole."
—Martin Westacott, Director and Senior Consultant, Solstice Software Limited, U.K.
"If you ever needed to put some polish to your J2EE development understanding or would like to move into the role of Senior J2EE Developer, then this is the book for you. The author covers everything you need to take you from design to coding to build process. Along the way he introduces some new valuable 'leading-edge' technologies. All this will leave you with good capabilities to tackle most J2EE projects confidently."
—Shane Griggs, J2EE Architect
Learn to accelerate J2EE development, from design through testing and beyond.
Covers agile development, model-driven architecture, code generation, aspect-oriented programming, test-driven development, and much more.
An essential resource for every J2EE developer, project leader, and manager.
J2EE is today's premier platform for enterprise-level development, but it's difficult to deliver J2EE solutions as quickly as today's businesses need them. This book presents a complete, practical foundation for rapid development throughout your entire project lifecycle. Its best-practice techniques and tools don't just accelerate development—they help you adapt smoothly to increasing complexity and non-stop change. You'll learn how to make the most of iterative development, model-driven architecture (MDA), code-generation tools, aspect-oriented programming (AOP), test-driven development, and much more.
Defining end-to-end J2EE development strategies that promote speed without compromising quality
Understanding how your design-time decisions impact overall project schedules
Building agile application architectures that promote rapid development
Using UML modeling to streamline system design and validation
Speeding database development with code generation and object-relational mapping
Practical test-driven development: constructing automated unit test suites and using mock objects to "test from the inside out"
Leveraging the full value of Eclipse and other IDEs
If you're a J2EE developer, project leader, or manager, you're under constant pressure to deliver quality applications more rapidly. Rapid J2EE Development gives you all the skills and resources you need to respond.
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About the Author.
I. ADAPTIVE PROCESSES.
1. A J2EE Adaptive Foundation.
The Need for Rapid Development
The Enterprise Challenge
The J2EE Platform
Defining an Adaptive Foundation
Laying the Foundations for Rapid Development
Foundation Investment Benefits
Critical Success Factors
2. Rapid Application Development.
Common Elements of RAD
Working with Prototypes
3. Embracing Adaptive Methods.
Why Use a Methodology?
The Waterfall Lifecycle Model
II. AGILE ARCHITECTURES.
4. Designing for Rapidity.
Architecture and Design Objectives
RAD Architecture and Design
Approaches to J2EE Architecture
5. Modeling Software.
Multiple Views of Architecture
The Unified Modeling Language
Why Modeling Tools Fail
Succeeding with Modeling Tools
6. Code Generation.
What Is Code Generation?
Passive Code Generators
Active Code Generators
Working with Actively Generated Code
7. Rapidity and the Database.
The Database Dilemma
Data Access Options
Code Generation and O/R Mapping
Setting Up the Database
Generating the Persistence Layer
8. Model-Driven Architecture.
The Promise of MDA
MDA Versus Traditional Modeling
MDA Compliant Tools
MDA with AndroMDA
III. RAPID LANGUAGES.
Why Use a Scripting Language?
Features of a Scripting Language
A Groovy Alternative
10. Working to Rule.
Business Rules in Software
The Java Rule-Engine API
Enterprise-Level Rule Engines
11. Aspect-Oriented Programming.
Language Versus Framework
IV. DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS.
12. Optimal Builds.
Time and Motion
The Build Process
Minimal Builds with Ant
Working with Subprojects
Viewing Build Dependencies
Standard Build Targets
Integration with IDEs
Extending Ant with Jython
13. The Integrated Development Environment.
Why Use an IDE?
IDE Features for Enterprise Development
Debugging J2EE Applications with Eclipse
14. Test-Driven Development.
Testing as a Development Paradigm
Generating Unit Tests
Testing from the Inside Out
15. Efficient Quality Assurance.
Load and Stress Testing
Appendix A. Acronyms.
Appendix B. Bibliography.
Alan Monnox is a Solution Architect for Hewlett-Packard, specializing in the development of enterprise solutions for the J2EE platform. Alan's IT career has quite literally taken him from one side of the world to the other. Starting out in Manchester, England, Alan now works out of Christchurch in New Zealand as a Solution Architect for Hewlett-Packard, specializing in the development of bespoke J2EE systems for HP's enterprise customers in the South Pacific.
Alan has more than fifteen years experience in the IT industry and has worked on applications ranging from banking systems to GPS navigation software.
Throughout his career, Alan has long sought ways to produce software to an ever-higher quality and within an ever-reducing timeframe. His extensive experience with object-oriented development projects has provided Alan with the background to address head-on the issues surrounding the delivery of time-critical enterprise applications for the J2EE platform.
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