Chapter 7

Tying It All Together

As the wide-ranging set of technical topics covered by this book attests, the application server is the centerpiece of a complex yet extremely powerful infrastructure. It is the linchpin of the new, Internet-connected and Web-interfaced set of applications that facilitate E-business. Through the application server and its Web server companion, IT organizations can fashion a completely new interface that allows employees, business partners, and customers to efficiently carry out essential transactions and interactions with the organization. And, because the new applications built on the application server are based on reusable component technologies and leverage sophisticated visual development tools, the new applications ...

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