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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Why Concentrate So Much on Deployment?

It is reasonable to ask, “Why is so much of this book focused on application deployment?” It may seem that one can simply create the application using a tool like WebSphere Studio and then just drop it into production. In some rare cases, this approach works; but it does not work for enterprise-scale applications. Applications that serve hundreds, thousands, and even millions of users must be treated with rigorous processes to avoid catastrophe.

Enterprise application development must meet specialized requirements, different even from small-scale application development. Here, we will list some of the key aspects of enterprise application development as justification for the rigorous processes that we will ...

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