Chapter 1. Java EE 6 at a Glance

Enterprises today live in a global competitive world. They need applications to fulfill their business needs, which are getting more and more complex. In this age of globalization, companies are distributed over continents, they do business 24/7 over the Internet and across different countries, and their systems have to be internationalized and ready to deal with different currencies and time zones. All that while reducing their costs, lowering the response times of their services, storing business data on reliable and safe storage, and offering several graphical user interfaces to their customers, employees, and suppliers.

Most companies have to combine these innovative challenges with their existing Enterprise ...

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