Fast Track to Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB3) and the Java Persistence API (JPA) Training

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Course Description

This course provides thorough coverage of the EJB3 technology - presented in a clear and effective manner. It starts with the basic concepts and APIs of EJB and then continues on with complex topics such as message driven beans and transactions. New concepts such as the use of annotations and the use of Dependency Injection to initialize references are covered in depth. The course also includes thorough coverage of managing persistence using the Java Persistence API (JPA).
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


A working knowledge of Java.

Course Outline

Overview of EJB and Java Persistence API (JPA)
Goals of EJB, EJB in the Java EE architecture
EJB 3.0 Overview
Session Beans, Persistent Entities, Message Driven Beans
Lab: Server setup and introduction
Session Beans
Session Bean Overview
Services provided, Stateless and Stateful Beans
Defining a Session Bean - EJB 3 Annotations
The Bean Implementation, Remote and Local Business Interface
Packaging and Deployment
ejb-jar file, Deployment Descriptors in EJB 3
EAR file
The EJB Container
Lab: Creating a Stateless Session Bean
JNDI Overview
Distributed Naming and Lookup
Context and InitialContext
Using JNDI
Writing an EJB 3 Client
Client View of a Session Bean
PortableRemoteObject and Casting
Running the Client
Lab: Creating an EJB Client
Additional Capabilities
Resources and Dependency Injection
EJB referencing another EJB
Referencing Resources, Environment Entries
Connection Factories (DataSource and others)
Lab: Using Dependency Injection
Lab: Creating and Using Environment Entries
Session Bean Lifecycle and Interceptors
Stateless Session Bean Lifecycle
Business Method Interceptors,  InvocationContext, Lifecycle Callback Interceptors, Interceptor Classes
Lab: Working with Interceptors
Stateful Session Beans
Defining, Client Relationship
Lifecycle, Activation, Passivation
Lab: Stateful Session Beans
Timer Service
Overview and usage
Message-Driven Beans
Overview of Messaging Systems
Messaging, Loose Coupling
Pub/Sub, Point2Point
Overview of JMS API
Overview and Structure
ConnectionFactory and Destination
JMS Producer and Consumer Client example
JMS Messages
Message-Driven Beans (MDB)
Overview and Goals
@MessageDriven and MDB example
Configuring with activationConfig
State Diagram and Interceptors
Lab: Message Driven Beans
Transactions and Security
Overview of Transactions and Transactional Systems
ACID, Transaction Managers, Resource Managers
Transactions in EJB 3
Declarative Transaction Management
Transaction Attributes and Transactional Scope
Transaction Scenarios and Bean-Managed Tx
Lab: Working with Transactions
Java EE Security Overview (Role-based)
@RolesAllowed, @PermitAll
Programmatic Security
Lab: Integrating EJB and Java EE Security
Exception Overview
Checked and Unchecked Exceptions
Exceptions in EJB 3
Application Exceptions, System Exceptions
EJB 3 Best Practices
When to Use, Coarse-Grained Business Interfaces, Session Façade, Transaction Guidelines, Clustering
Introduction to Java Persistence API (JPA)
Persistence Layers, Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), JDBC
JPA Overview
Mapping with JPA
Entities and @Entity, ids and @Id,
Generated Id Values
Basic Mapping Types
Lab: Mapping an Entity Class
Persisting to the DB, the EntityManager,
Persistence Units and Configuration
Injecting an EntityManager
Retrieving Persistent Entities
Lab: Using the EnityManager to persist and find an Entity
Updates and Queries
Inserting and Updating
Transient, Persistent, Detached, Removed
Persisting new Entities, Updating a Persistent Instance
Lab: Inserting and Updating an Entity
Querying and JPQL
Object Based Queries, Select statements, WHERE clause
Named Queries
Lab: Creating and Using JPQL Queries
Versioning and Optimistic Locking
Detached Entities
Creating Versioned Entities
Lab: Optimistic Locking
Entity Relationships
Relationships Overview
Object Relationships, Participants, Roles, Directionality, Cardinality
Relationship Mapping
Mapping Overview (1-1, 1-N, N-1, N-N)
Unidirectional and Bidirectional
Mapping One-One, One-Many
Join Columns
Relationship Inverses
Lab: Mapping Entity Relationships
Many-Many Relationships
Lazy and Eager Loading
Queries Across Relationships (Inner Joins, Outer Joins, Fetch Joins)
Lab: Querying Across Relationships
Inheritance Mapping
Entity Inheritance
Single Table, Joined (Table per Subclass), Table per Concrete Class
Pros and Cons
Lab: Mapping Inheritance
Additional JPA Capabilities
Queries - Projection, Aggregate, Bulk Update/Delete
Embedded Objects
EJB 3 and Java SE
Best Practices
Primary Keys, Named Queries, Lazy/Eager Loading, Transactional Semantics, Encapsulation, Report Queries

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