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J2EE™ Tutorial, The by Beth Stearns, Monica Pawlan, Eric Jendrock, Kim Haase, Dale Green, Stephanie Bodoff

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Web Client Life Cycle

The server-side portion of a Web client consists of Web components, static resource files such as images, and helper classes and libraries. The J2EE platform provides many supporting services that enhance the capabilities of Web components and make them easier to develop. However, because it must take these services into account, the process for creating and running a Web client is different from that of traditional stand-alone Java classes.

Web components run within an environment called a Web container. The Web container provides services such as request dispatching, security, concurrency, and life-cycle management. It also gives Web components access to the J2EE platform APIs such as naming, transactions, and e-mail. ...

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