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InfoQ Book Review: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on Jun 28, 2006 |
Matt Morton asked: Can Java be as Agile as the Dynamics (Ruby, Python, Groovy)? This book review came out of his search for answers to this question..

Agile is a software development trend that many developers are interested in learning, if they aren't already using it.  In Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, Anil Hemrajani attempts to relate Agile practices to Java and several open source toolsets (Spring, Hibernate, Eclipse) designed to make Java development simpler. 

This book contains a high level overview of many of the free technologies used in the development of web applications using technologies which are considered "lightweight" in their design but still need to be robust.  The author proposes an interesting process blueprint that could be replicated on various projects with differing toolsets.

Morton liked this book.  It is easy to read - it's presented informally rather than in some sort of textbook format - quite a different style from the usual computer book.  It includes a useful chapters on Eclipse and another on "debugging and JMX".  The Spring MVC chapter presents information available in the Spring documentation, but in a more friendly and concise format.  It also has simple working code examples for those new to the subject. 

He suggests it is useful for for technical managers (managing developers) and intermediate developers in small Java web development shops.

But did he find any answers? Read Matt's exclusive InfoQ Book Review: Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse.

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Link to book @ Chapters.ca by Kevin Dougan

Here's a link to that book at Chapters.ca:

www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/item/books-9780672...'0672328968'

What about security? by Thai Dang Vu

I haven't read this book yet (just skimmed it) and I saw very little about security (e.g. user management, user rights, privileges ...) which exists in AppFuse (google for it if you don't know what it is). For those who read this book already, is security implemented somewhere?

Re: What about security? by Matt Morton

Good point security would probably be a good topic to include. I think its geared to those just starting. Perhaps someone os working on an Acegi book?

Free 45-Day Safari Subscription by Mark Taber

The free 45-day subscription to Agile Java Development on Safari is now working. When the reviewer tried it the printed book had just been published but the electronic version was not yet posted on Safari. That has now been remedied and anyone who has bought the print book can access the Safari version online.

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