Intended for Java programmers new to Linux and Linux developers new to Java, this guide describes the open source tools available for the development and deployment of production Java applications on Linux systems. It introduces basic shell commands, the vi editor, the Java SDK, object discovery, Oracle and MySQL databases, the swing classes for constructing GUIs, servlets, open source web application servers, and Enterprise JavaBeans. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
An extremely readable, very informative, and deep without being lengthy book. (The only complaint I have is that they tried to cover a little too much in a single book. EJBs, for instance, definitely warranted more coverage than they provided.) Carl and Michael use a very conversational tone, just as though they were sitting with you and giving you their personal attention. I found it enjoyable, interesting, and highly informative.