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J2EE 1 4 Application Server Developers Guide

About This Guide

This guide describes how to create and run Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™ platform) applications that follow the new open Java standards model for Java™ Servlet, JavaServer Pages™ (JSP™), Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB™), and other J2EE components on the J2EE 1.4 Application Server.

This preface contains information about the following topics:

Who Should Use This Guide

The intended audience for this guide is the person who develops, assembles, and deploys J2EE applications in a corporate enterprise.

This guide assumes you are familiar with the following topics:

  • J2EE specification
  • HTML
  • Java programming
  • Java APIs as defined in the Java™ Servlet, JavaServer Pages™ (JSP™), Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB™), and Java™ Database Connectivity (JDBC™) specifications
  • Structured database query languages such as SQL
  • Relational database concepts
  • Software development processes, including debugging and source code control

Using the Documentation

The J2EE 1.4 Application Server manuals are available as online files in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

The following table lists tasks and concepts described in the J2EE 1.4 Application Server manuals.

Table 1  J2EE 1.4 Application Server Documentation Roadmap 

For information about

See the following

Late-breaking information about the software and the documentation, plus a comprehensive, table-based summary of supported hardware, operating system, JDK, and JDBC/RDBMS.

Release Notes

J2EE 1.4 Application Server overview, including the features available with each product edition.

Product Overview

Diagrams and descriptions of server architecture and the benefits of the J2EE 1.4 Application Server architectural approach.

Server Architecture

New enterprise, developer, and operational features of J2EE 1.4 Application Server.

What's New

How to get started with the J2EE 1.4 Application Server product. Includes a sample application tutorial.

Getting Started Guide

Installing the J2EE 1.4 Application Server software and its components, such as sample applications, the Administration Console, and the high-availability components. Instructions for implementing a basic high-availability configuration are included.

Installation Guide

Evaluating your system needs and enterprise to ensure that you deploy J2EE 1.4 Application Server in a manner that best suits your site. General issues and concerns that you must be aware of when deploying an application server are also discussed.

System Deployment Guide

Creating and implementing Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™ platform) applications intended to run on the J2EE 1.4 Application Server that follow the open Java standards model for J2EE components and APIs. Includes general information about application design, developer tools, security, assembly, deployment, debugging, and creating lifecycle modules. A comprehensive J2EE 1.4 Application Server glossary is included.

Developer's Guide

Information and instructions on the configuration, management, and deployment of the J2EE 1.4 Application Server subsystems and components, from both the Administration Console and the command-line interface. Topics include cluster management, the high-availability database, load balancing, and session persistence. A comprehensive J2EE 1.4 Application Server glossary is included.

Administrator's Guide

Editing the J2EE 1.4 Application Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Administrator's Configuration File Reference

Configuring and administering security for the J2EE 1.4 Application Server operational environment. Includes information on general security, certificates, and SSL/TLS encryption. HTTP server-based security is also addressed.

Administrator's Guide to Security

Configuring and administering service provider implementation for J2EE™ Connector Architecture (CA) connectors for the J2EE 1.4 Application Server. Topics include the Administration Tool, Pooling Monitor, deploying a JCA connector, and sample connectors and sample applications.

J2EE CA Service Provider Implementation Administrator's Guide

Migrating your applications to the new J2EE 1.4 Application Server programming model, specifically from iPlanet Application Server 6.x and from Netscape Application Server 4.0. Includes a sample migration.

Migrating and Redeploying Server Applications Guide

How and why to tune your J2EE 1.4 Application Server to improve performance.

Performance Tuning Guide

Information on solving J2EE 1.4 Application Server problems.

Troubleshooting Guide

Messages that you may encounter while running J2EE 1.4 Application Server. Includes a description of the likely cause and guidelines on how to address the condition that caused the message to be generated.

Error Message Reference

Utility commands available with the J2EE 1.4 Application Server; written in manpage style.

Utility Reference Manual

Using the Sun™ Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Message Queue software.

The Sun ONE Message Queue documentation at:

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide provides a J2EE 1.4 Application Server environment overview for developing applications, and includes the following topics:

Finally, an Index is provided.


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 No. 442
 Posted on 9 June, 2006
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