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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 1. Introduction

WebSphere Application Server is a powerful and flexible platform for deploying a variety of enterprise software solutions based on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification. Many of the largest companies in the world run their most critical applications on WebSphere Application Server, and more are joining their ranks every day. It has grown into a robust environment that is suited to hosting a broad range of applications, from simple web applications to large-scale transaction-based systems. IBM has begun using the term “WebSphere” as the brand name for its line of middleware products (e.g., WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Commerce Suite), but throughout this book the term “WebSphere” is used to refer to WebSphere ...

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