Better, Faster, Lighter Java

Better, Faster, Lighter Java

by Bruce A . Tate (Author), JustinGehtland (Author)


Sometimes 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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Edition: 1
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Published: 28 May 2004

ISBN 10: 0596006764
ISBN 13: 9780596006761

Author Bio
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.