The JavaOne bookstore had many books. The best sellers were Josh Bloch’s, AJAX-related and NetBeans (even though hundreds of books had already been given out at NetBeans day). I already have Josh’s books (waiting for “Effective Java Reloaded”), I really don’t want to read an entire book on AJAX (I feel happy with what I learned online), and I already have the NetBeans IDE Field Guide (and signed too).
The book I found interesting was EJB 3 by Bill Burke. I didn’t buy it because I’m really looking at buying reference type of books that last and that have a broad coverage. This one focuses only on EJBs. I will wait for a book on the entire Java EE 5 platform. I really want JAX-WS 2.0 Web Services, JSF at the web-tier and EJB + persistence covered in one book with examples using say, Web tier and ACC (Application Container Client) resource injection.
EJB 3 with no web-tier resource injection is a little like JavaOne without James Gosling. Awkward.
Maybe Cay’s book will be it.