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J2EE™ Applications and BEA™ WebLogic Server™ by Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen, Michael Girdley

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About WebAuction

Given the array of technologies supported by the J2EE platform, how is a developer to choose among them to create an application such as WebAuction?

The first task, of course, is to create a functional specification that describes exactly what the application is supposed to do.

For WebAuction, we started with the mental model of a “web auction” site similar to existing auction sites on the Internet. Functionally, the WebAuction application supports:

  • Secure user registration

  • Email validation of user's login credentials

  • Browsing, for both registered and unregistered users

  • Browsing by category for auction items (with some minor searching functionality)

  • Placing bids

  • Email confirmation of bids

  • Viewing open bids

The J2EE services introduced ...

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