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Richard Monson-Haefel

Richard Monson-Haefel currently serves on the J2EE 1.4 (JSR-151) and EJB 2.1 (JSR-153) and EJB 3.0 (JSR 220) expert groups for the Java Community Process. . He is a founder of the Apache Geronimo and the OpenEJB open source projects. Mr. Monson-Haefel is the award winning author of Enterprise JavaBeans, 4th Edition, J2EE Web Services and the coauthor of Java Message Service. More information on his work can be found at


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My new role in the Java industry

Posted by monsonhaefel on July 19, 2004 at 7:52 AM PDT

This is probably the last blog entry I will be making here on I plan to move my blog to my own Web site and maintain a lower profile in the industry. In fact, this blog entry is to announce a change in my relationship with the Java community.

OpenEJB: The BEST way to test EJBs

Posted by monsonhaefel on June 11, 2004 at 9:10 AM PDT

The server side has published an article by N.

My adventure in Self-Publishing

Posted by monsonhaefel on June 2, 2004 at 10:57 AM PDT

A couple of years ago, I tried starting a micro-book publishing company, Titan Books Inc. I get questions about self-publishing all the time, because understandably authors want more control and they want to make more money on their books. The following is a description of my experiences in self-publishing. For me it didn't work out, but there others who have made it work (e.g.

How Tomcat Works, the book.

Posted by monsonhaefel on May 31, 2004 at 8:11 PM PDT

A couple years ago I tried my hand at self publishing books. Specifically, I created my own publishing company, Titan-Books Inc., and published three companion workbooks to my O'Reilly EJB book. The authors and editor did a wonderful job and the books turned out great.

My Apology to Bruce Tate

Posted by monsonhaefel on May 22, 2004 at 10:51 PM PDT

I've been fortunate to be a speaker at several No Fluff, Just Stuff (NFJS) symposiums this year. In my opinion, they are exceptional events. The speakers are excellent and real nice guys (sorry haven't seen any female presenters yet this year).

A new deck of cards: I found a Job!

Posted by monsonhaefel on May 18, 2004 at 3:08 PM PDT

Last week I posted the blog titled 9 of Clubs Seeks a new Deck of Cards which basically talked about me not being able to find work very easily and kicking off a job hunt.

Well the good news is that I have accepted a job as a Sr.

9 of Clubs Seeks a new Deck of Cards

Posted by monsonhaefel on May 6, 2004 at 2:31 PM PDT


Recently I had the honor of being named one of the 53 most influential people in the Java industry by The Middleware Company. My card was the 9 of Clubs – I have no idea how to interpret that distinction.

JSR-241: Groovy – A New Standard Programming Language for the Java Platform

Posted by monsonhaefel on March 16, 2004 at 5:23 AM PST

JSR-241: The Groovy Programming Language proposes the standardization of a new programming language for the Java Platform – one that is on equal footing with the Java programming language.

The New York Times on Fraud

Posted by monsonhaefel on February 15, 2004 at 8:22 PM PST

The New York Times recently published a story about authors anonymously posting bogus five star reviews on their own books.

13 improvements for EJB

Posted by monsonhaefel on February 9, 2004 at 3:31 AM PST

My last blog entry, "You can make EJB better" generated a lot of feedback from developers on and