Guide to the Catalog

To help you effectively understand and use the J2EE patterns in the catalog, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with this section before reading the individual patterns. Here we introduce the pattern terminology and explain our use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), stereotypes, and the pattern template. In short, we explain how to use these patterns. We also provide a high-level roadmap to the patterns in the catalog.


Players in the enterprise computing area, and particularly establishments using Java-based systems, have incorporated a number of terms and acronyms into their language. While many readers are familiar with these terms, sometimes their use varies from one setting to another. To avoid ...

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