EJB 3.1 Cookbook
Enterprise Java Beans enable rapid and simplified development of secure and portable applications based on Java technology.Creating and using EJBs can be challenging and rewarding. Among the challenges are learning the EJB technology itself, learning how to use the development environment you have chosen for EJB development, and the testing of the EJBs.

The EJB 3.1 CookBook is a very straightforward and rewarding source of techniques supporting Java EE applications. more »
NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook
NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook is perfect for you if you are ready to take the next step from the standard tutorials and move into the practical world. It will show you all the features of the NetBeans IDE used by Java developers. It goes to great lengths in explaining different ways of achieving a desired goal and uncovering features present in NetBeans that are often overlooked or forgotten.

The NetBeans IDE 7 Cookbook will appeal to Java programmers at all levels who are ready to go beyond just tutorials. more »
Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition
With over 3 million users/developers, Spring Framework is the leading "out of the box" Java framework. Spring addresses and offers simple solutions for most aspects of your Java/Java EE application development, and guides you to use industry best practices to design and implement your applications.

The release of Spring Framework 3 has ushered in many improvements and new features. Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Edition continues upon the bestselling success of the previous edition but focuses on the latest Spring 3 features for building enterprise Java applications. more »
Spring Persistence with Hibernate
Persistence is an important set of techniques and technologies for accessing and transacting data, and ensuring that data is mobile regardless of specific applications and contexts. In Java development, persistence is a key factor in enterprise, e-commerce, and other transaction-oriented applications.

Today, the Spring framework is the leading out-of-the-box solution for enterprise Java developers; in it, you can find a number of Java Persistence solutions. more »
Beginning JavaFX
The open source JavaFX platform offers a Java-based approach to rich Internet application (RIA) development - an alternative to Adobe Flash/Flex and Microsoft Silverlight. At over 100 million downloads, JavaFX is poised to be a significant player.

This book is for Flash, Silverlight, and other RIA developers looking to use and integrate JavaFX in their Java RIA applications, whether it's for the desktop or mobile environments. This book is also for those new to RIA development. more »
Programming Android, 2nd Edition
Get thoroughly up to speed on Android programming, and learn how to create up-to-date user experiences for both handsets and tablets. With this book's extensively revised second edition, you'll focus on Android tools and programming essentials, including best practices for using Android 4 APIs. If you're experienced with Java or Objective-C, you'll gain the knowledge necessary for building well-engineered applications. more »
Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 Bible
Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is the specification that all enterprise Java developers need to build multi-tier applications, and also the basis for BEA's WebLogic Application Server and IBM's WebSphere. Revised to be current with the significant J2EE 1.4 update that will drive substantial developer interest. Written by a top-selling team of eleven experts who provide unique and substantial business examples in a vendor-neutral format, making the information applicable to various application servers. Covers patterns, J2EE application servers, frameworks, Ant, and continuous availability. more »
Java and Flex Integration Bible
Providing you with invaluable information for delivering rich, cross-platform Internet applications within the enterprise and across the web, this book shows you how to fully integrate Java and Flex. Pages of examples, step-by-step instructions, and from-the-field techniques guide you through the creation of your first Java/Flex applications. more »
Pro XML Development with Java Technology
Pro XML Development with Java Technology has been written to help you, the professional Java developer who needs a practical hands-on guide to marrying these technologies together effectively. There are a lot of books out there, but none really explore the combination deeply, and they are largely theoretical. The main objective here was to consolidate the theory and practice of XML and Java technologies in a single, up-to-date source, that is firmly grounded in underlying XML concepts, and can be consulted time and again to rapidly speed up enterprise application development! more »
Pro Wicket
Wicket is an open source, component-oriented (POJOs-based), lightweight Java web application development framework that brings the Java Swing event-based programming model to web development. Wicket pages can be mocked up, previewed, and later revised using standard WYSIWYG HTML design tools.

Wicket provides stateful components, thereby improving productivity. It has an architecture and rich component suite that aims to bring back the object orientation and, more importantly, the fun that is missing from the Java web development space. With the impending 1.2 release, Wicket is set for wider adoption. more »