Book review: Microsoft .Net and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit
Microsoft .Net and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit
Author: Simon Guest
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Retail Price: $59.99 US, $86.99 CDN
Publication Date: October 2003
Paperback: 543 pages
Online information: Strangely, not much !
CD: Included CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book along with source code and evaluation versions of third party tools. Author Website: http://www.simonguest.com
No application is an island and with both Microsoft and Java sharing each 40% of the market, at some point your .NET application will need to talk to a Java application (or vice versa). Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit is a book targeted at developers and architects who need to interop to one or the other platform.
Like C# for Java Developers, this book is totally unbiased. The author first start by introducing .NET and J2EE platforms then explains the basic concepts of interoperability like point-to-point and resource tier. He then describes different techniques like serialization, .NET remoting, Web services, shared databases, Biztalk and messaging with MSMQ and WebShere MQ. Each time, Guest's approach is to see how you can interop from .NET to J2EE and vice versa and points out the pitfalls.
This book is slowly becoming the bible of interop and is been referred by articles and books. If you need to interop to a J2EE application, look no further, this is an amazing book.
High praises for Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit.