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

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Introduction

Enterprise applications are by definition distributed applications that disperse processing across a number of application components, which may reside on one machine or across several machines at an installation. An application developed in this fashion does not perform all processing in a single application component (as with the monolithic approach to running applications) but instead allows a number of application components to work together to perform the tasks required. Applications running in this fashion must have some means of interprocess communication between application components. It is this interprocess communication between application components which is critical; it should allow the distributed components of the ...

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