David R. Heffelfinger

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Win a Free Copy of Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server

Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server

As some of you know, my latest book, Java EE 6 with GlassFish Application Server, was recently published by Packt Publishing.

Packt Publishing was kind enough to offer me three copies of the book to give away.

About the Book

The book covers all aspects of Java EE 6 development using GlassFish 3, some of the topics include:

  • JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0
  • Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0
  • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.1
  • Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) 1.0
  • Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) 1.1
  • Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.1
  • Servlet 3.0

How to Enter for a Chance to Win

All you have to do is answer one (or both) of the following questions in a comment below:

  1. What would you like to learn from the book?
  2. Why would you like to win a copy of the book?

If you prefer a certain book format and you are a USA or Europe resident, please note that in your comment as well, and we'll do our best to accommodate you (paperbacks are only available for USA and Europe residents).

Giveaway Details

The duration of this giveaway is 20 days. The giveaway ends on Monday, September 6th, 2010 after which comments will be disabled on this post.

Three winners will be randomly selected to win a copy of  Java EE with GlassFish 3 application Server, authored by David Heffelfinger (yours truly) and published by Packt Publishing. Make sure you use a valid email address in the comments so that we can contact you if you win. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 10th, 2010 and also contacted via email. Good luck!

Update: The giveaway is now over. Thanks to all that participated. Winners will be announced this Friday, September 10th.


I would like to learn about how to re-architect our current enterprise software with JaveEE6 so that it becomes lighter (in size), easier (to develop, support) and faster (to deploy).

Posted by ShaunTheSheep on August 17, 2010 at 07:13 AM EDT #

1) I would like to learn more about hybrid (OSGi/EE) apps in the Glassfish environment, combining both worlds.

2) I would love to win a copy because books are like a drug, and great Java EE 6/Glassfish books are hard to come by!

Posted by Robert Weeks on August 17, 2010 at 07:32 AM EDT #

From this book I'd expect to learn what's new or changed in EE6 compared to EE5, how those APIs mix together.
Not forgetting troubleshooting guidelines.

I prefer paperbacks, better for commuting through wild areas.

Posted by Jerome on August 17, 2010 at 07:36 AM EDT #

Hi and thank you for this contest !!
I would love to have this book because JEE doesn't make sense to me right now and i just can't get my head around Glassfish v3 behaviour !

I mean, i know there's a lot of history behind all those decisions but as a J2SE dev and Python/PHP Web dev, i haven't found the right to tell me the whole story.

So i would like to learn from this book how to make great, scalable web applications using Java in (almost) a perfectly clean and easy way !

Thank you for your time and once again good work.


Posted by ssaboum on August 17, 2010 at 07:39 AM EDT #

I would like to learn how to use EJB vs. CDI. How you mix annotations for JPA, JAXB, JAX-RS ... on a same object. Also how to architecture to test.

A free paperback copy would give me the chance to take the time for a clean (re)start in Java EE.


Posted by Bruno on August 17, 2010 at 08:04 AM EDT #

Thanks for this change, my time to try it ;).

1. What would you like to learn from the book?
I have read and tried some tutorials about GlashFish and openSSO (openAM), but I want to understand the full potential of GlashFish in combination with openSSO.

2. Why would you like to win a copy of the book?
Where I'm currently working, we are looking for 'open minded' software that can replace our application server and single sign on application. And this would be a great opportunity for me to introduce GlashFish.

Posted by Jermaine on August 17, 2010 at 02:55 PM EDT #

1. I would like to learn how to develop JAX-RS and JAX-WS using GF3. Ideally also get some more information about OSGi development and GF3 potential.
2. It could be my chance to get finally full-scale J2EE knowledge in relation to GF3 development.

Posted by Lukas on August 17, 2010 at 06:03 PM EDT #

I would like to learn how to setup and configure GlassFish so I can replace tomcat.

Posted by Steve Robillard on August 17, 2010 at 08:07 PM EDT #

i'd love to win a copy of the book so i can learn more about a technology that i have not used yet (more into PHP at the moment). Heard/read lots of good things about Java EE6 and Glassfish in podcasts, conferences, blogs, tweets.

Posted by nico on August 18, 2010 at 03:51 AM EDT #

This book looks great!

1.What would you like to learn from the book?

I'd like to learn from CDI and other new features (ejb lite, jpa 2 criteria api...)

2. Why would you like to win a copy of the book?

Love reading Java books and want to learn new stuff (cf 1)

Posted by Loic Descotte on August 18, 2010 at 04:21 AM EDT #

1. I would be looking for details and new ideas on how to effectively combine the new specifications to a greater whole. Get more insight what another spec reader (namely the Author) finds useful and exciting.

2. To read and use. And possibly to give away to someone aspiring.

ps. favouring hardcover for hard use.

Posted by Kim on August 18, 2010 at 09:14 AM EDT #

1) As a Spring user I'd like to learn what's happening on the other side of the fence and spread my view.

2) I've just moved in with my girlfriend and we're about to buy some new bookshelves, I need something to fill them with otherwise she'll do it with some "decorative" objects.

Posted by Hannu on August 18, 2010 at 05:29 PM EDT #

Learn how to use a 100% Java ee aps and i think it is a must have book

Posted by jose carlos on August 18, 2010 at 05:31 PM EDT #

This is a fantastic news!

About your questions I want study in deep Java2 EE tecnology. Your book seem a good starting point for this!

Thanks for this opportunity!

Posted by dan on August 18, 2010 at 06:45 PM EDT #

Description above looks pretty spot on. I would like to learn the main differences between the technologies listed above and earlier versions, as well as fairly detailed examples/descriptions of the listed technologies.

Posted by Adam on August 18, 2010 at 08:56 PM EDT #

1. What would you like to learn from the book?

i'm currently using JEE5/Seam for developing web applications. I want to know more about JEE6 because it supposed that was highly influenced by Seam. So a lot of Seam's features are included already. I have seen a couple of presentation slides about JEE6 and I really want to learn about this "new" technology. It looks like JEE6 has done its way as it always should have been done (specially for JSF).

2. Why would you like to win a copy of the book?

Honestly, because I LOVE books.

Posted by Armando Flores Ibarra on August 18, 2010 at 09:39 PM EDT #

I am mainly interested to learn the new features of EJB 3.1 as well as CDI.

Posted by Behrang on August 18, 2010 at 10:02 PM EDT #

Hi David,

Congratulations on the publication of your book. I've written a book (http://tinyurl.com/am12wad) myself, so I know it is a huge accomplishment!

I'm very curious about your book. I would like to learn from this book why I should switch from Java EE 5 to Java EE 6 on my next project. It would also be nice to learn some arguments that I can use to convince my clients to use Glassfish.

Best regards,

Posted by Bart Kummel on August 19, 2010 at 05:27 AM EDT #

1) I am eager to know much about java API for RESTful Web Services(JAX-RS)1.1 .
2) I would love to win a book B'coz books are like a drug to me. and winning of this copy is really an achievement to

Posted by selvin raj on August 20, 2010 at 08:16 AM EDT #

1. I would would like to learn everything that you know and if you wrote the book thats a start!

2. I would like to win the book so I have something to read while on duty over seas.

Also, thank you for your xls utility! you saved me a lot of hastles!

Posted by R vandelicht on August 21, 2010 at 06:19 PM EDT #

I'm eager to learn more about JEE 6 and get up to speed with it. GlassFish ? Never used it before, but hey it seems to be highly regarded.

Maybe it's time to give Spring, Seam and JBoss AS a rest and try something new..

Posted by Ionut-Maxim Margelatu on August 26, 2010 at 07:36 PM EDT #

I'd like to learn that technology from the professional and rational perspective, with production-ready examples, which I could use to run my new business as well to share knowledge for those, who start working with Java - to help them decide, which platform to choose.

Currently working with Glassfish 2 for 1,5 year for cryptographic webservice development and deployment, I'd like to learn more about the JPA features, JavaMail and some Cup of EETricks ;)

EETricks - feel free to use that.

Charles from Poland

p.s. Reading using PDF format suits me well.

Posted by Charles on August 28, 2010 at 12:59 PM EDT #

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