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Some good books that we have read recently
are the following:
An Introduction to Web
Application Development with IBM Websphere Studio It
has been written by Gary Craig and Peter Jakab Mauny and provides all
the information needed to learn Websphere Studio and pass the IBM
Certified Associate Developer exam. The book includes also a CD-ROM
with IBM Wesphere software. The book is published by IBM
Java for S/390 and AS/400 COBOL
Programmers by Phil Coulthard and George Farr.
The Java syntax and JDK functionality is explained through comparaison
with COBOL. The book introduces applets, Java Native Interface (JNI),
Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Java Beans, Enterprise Java Beans
(EJB), servlets, JSP, XML etc. It includes also an introduction to
Visual Age for Java which is included in a CD-ROM. The book is
published by IBM Press.
The Data Warehouse Toolkit
It has been written by Ralph Kimball, who
has designed data warehouses for many years (in addition to teaching
and consulting). The book compares and contrasts the techniques used
for developping on-line transaction processing (OLTP) with those
required for data warehouses and demonstrates that they are often quite
different. The book is published by John
Wiley & Sons, Inc and includes a useful CD.
A complete guide to DB2 Universal
Database One very good book written by Don
Chamberlin (one of the co-inventors of the original SQL database
language). The book supplies detailed and updated information without
assuming prior knowledge of DB2 and SQL. You will find dozens of
practical tips to save you hours of work in developing database
applications. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc.
very good book on the development of Web applications on the AS400 with
RPG programming language is "e-RPG" by Bradley V.Stone - MC
JAVA Programming - Advanced Topics
A very good book by Joe Wigglesworth and Paula Lumby (both of the IBM
Toronto Lab) -Thomson Learning. The
book includes a CD full of sotware (e.g. IBM Visual Age for Java,
Borland Jbuilder 3 and IBM DB2 UDP Personal Edition)
Enterprise JAVABEANS by Example
This excellent book has been written by Henri Jubin, Jurgen Friedrichs
and a team of specialists in IBM International Technical Support
Organisation. It provides all the information insight and resources you
need to begin building tomorrow's Enterprise Javabeans applications -
today. Prentice Hall.
XML and JAVA
One very good book on the subject, that includes also good information
on Servlets and three tier applications is "Professional Java XML
Programming" by Alexander Nakhimovsky and Tom Myers - Wrox
The Linux A-Z
by Phil Cornes. It is a unique publication
that guides the student up to the Linux learning ladder to gain a good
understanding of the Operating System. It includes different parts on
Basics, Administration, System Programming, Device Drivers and
Internals. It is published by Prentice Hall.
Beginning Linux Programming
by Neil Matthew and Richard Stones. One very good book that is an
achievement in terms of its subjet coverage as well as its surprising
depth. Published by -
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