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Building J2EE™ Applications with the Rational Unified Process by Wojtek Kozaczynski, Kelli Houston, Peter Eeles

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Chapter 2. An Introduction to the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

This chapter provides an introduction to the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform). When describing a new technology, it is always useful to provide a familiar context within which that technology is explained. To provide such a context, we start by discussing the concerns that commonly arise when building enterprise systems, and then describe the architectural solutions that have been proven to address these concerns. It is these general architectural solutions that are implemented by the J2EE platform. Following an overview of the J2EE platform, we discuss each of the J2EE technologies in detail.

Enterprise Concerns

Some development concerns are common to every ...

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