Sunday, December 03, 2006

French Roast

Well, I've ordered my first French book on Java, Spring par la Pratique.

In his preface to the book, Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring, writes,

The content is not only up to date, but broad in scope and highly readable. Enterprise Java is a dynamic area, and open source projects are particularly rapidly moving targets. Spring has progressed especially rapidly in the last six months, with work leading up to the final release of Spring 2.0. The authors of this book have done a remarkable job of writing about Spring 2.0 features as soon as they have stabilized.

According to one Amazon review, "un must have !" The reviewer, Levy, writes,
Excellent ouvrage, clair, précis, pédagogique et très complet.
Non seulement ce livre expose de manière simple les principaux concepts de Spring (conteneur léger, IOC, AOP, Spring MVC, Acegi security...) mais il aborde également, avec des exemples précis de mise en oeuvre, des thèmes plus rarement abordés dans les autres ouvrages : support d'AJAX et DWR, d'XML et des web services, de JMS, JCA et JMX.
A possèder absolument dans sa bibliothèque si on ne veut pas passer à côté de la révolution technologique qui s'opère autour des architectures J2EE.

Here's my translation of Levy's review,
Excellent work, clear, precise, instructive, and very complete. Not only does this book explain simply the principle concepts of Spring (lightweight containers, IOC, AOP, Spring MVC, Acegi security...), but it also tackles, with specific implementation examples, some topics rarely addressed in other works: AJAX and DWR support, support for XML and web services, and support for JMS, JCA, and JMX.

Definitely a book to have in your library if you don't want to be passed by in the technological revolution sweeping the world of J2EE architectures.

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