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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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J2EE Components

The J2EE environment is based on the concept of a software component—an abstract object that operates within some type of environment. The specific component that J2EE technology is built on is the distributed software component, a component that can be invoked remotely and can accept and receive parameters and return values.

This ability to build applications with components provides a great deal of flexibility in constructing and deploying an application and is one of the primary reasons for the interest in J2EE technology. A distributed component can be deployed on a single server and made available to multiple applications that have access to the server. The component can thus be deployed in a centralized fashion, allowing ...

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