I'm a java programmer (10+ years) and I've been trying to make the leap to web services but most of these book put me to sleep by explaining every new term in great detail. zzzzzzzz!
This one dives in and gets you started, explaining things as you go along. Its so much easier for me to retain something when I can actually see it in action.
Once I'm done reading this one, I'll go back to the boring books and see what they have to add once I'm more familiar with everything.
The book aims to speed up the reader in Java EE 5 development. All major Java EE 5 APIs and the details of the GlassFish server are covered followed by examples of its use. This book is aimed at Java developers wishing to become proficient with Java EE 5, who are expected to have some experience with Java and to have developed and deployed applications in the past, but need no previous knowledge of Java EE or J2EE. It teaches the reader how to use GlassFish to develop and deploy applications.