Assembly and Deployment of Enterprise Java Applications
The J2EE specification places the responsibility of assembly and deployment on the application assembler and deployer roles, respectively. In doing so, it distinguishes between a person that develops an enterprise Java component such as an EJB and the persons who assemble and deploy that EJB. Although one person may take on all these tasks, it is equally acceptable for three different individuals to play these roles.
The application assembler role is responsible for locating and putting together individual components to form an enterprise application. Such assembly typically involves creating or updating an enterprise application deployment descriptor.
The deployer role focuses on configuring ...