Thursday, May 17, 2007

What's Baking at the Eclipse Series? The New WTP Book of Course.

Can you smell the new Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) book coming out of the oven? I can. After almost two years of writing, editing, reviewing, writing, editing, reviewing, ... the books are due at the publisher by the end of this week and are scheduled to hit shelves on May 25.

The lowdown:
(for those of you who don't want to read further)
What: The first WTP book in the Eclipse Series covering Java Web application development with WTP
When: On shelves May 25, 2007
Who: By Naci Dai, Lawrence Mandel, and Arthur Ryman

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Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java Web Applications covers the end-to-end development of a Java Web application with WTP. This includes installation of WTP, setting up your workspace and project for individual and team development, architectural principles of Web applications, creating the presentation, data, and persistence tiers, exposing your data with Web services, and testing your application. The book introduces and explores many common Web technologies such as CSS, DTD, HTML, JavaScript, SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, WSIL, XML, XML Schema, and XSLT and Java specific technologies such as CMP, EJB, JDBC, JSP, MDB, and XDoclet. The book also covers extending WTP including creating a new server adapter, adding support for a new language, customizing the WSDL tools, and creating your own URI resolver.

The book was written for WTP 1.5, but is equally applicable for the upcoming WTP 2.0 release. Most of the visible changes to the tools discussed in the book should be easy to identify.

To support the book we've created a web site, The web site includes an overview of the book, the table of contents, a package containing all of the example code used in the book (all licensed under the EPL), links to purchase the book, and author bios. We've also set up an e-mail address for your feedback. Send any comments about the book or the web site to

If you're anxious to get your hands on the book you can pre-order it today from sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Chapters/Indigo.