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

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Introduction

J2EE is an enterprise-wide set of technologies. As explained in the previous chapter, it involves the creation of applications from one or more sets of components, which operate on different logical tiers. Relative to the creation of monolithic and client/server applications, or applications developed with structured languages instead of object-oriented languages, development with these tools involves a different architecture and design.

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of designing a J2EE system and determining the architecture—the structure—for the application. Since this is essentially an object-oriented technology, we will also take this opportunity to review some basic object-oriented concepts and apply them to J2EE ...

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