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Java EE Development with Eclipse - Second Edition by Ram Kulkarni

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Chapter 1. Introducing JEE and Eclipse

Java Enterprise Edition (JEE, which was earlier called J2EE) has been around for many years now. It is a very robust platform for developing enterprise applications. J2EE was first released in 1999, but underwent major changes in version 5, in 2006. Since version 5, it has been renamed Java Enterprise Edition (JEE). Recent versions of JEE has made developing a multi-tier distributed application a lot easier. J2EE had focused on core services and had left the tasks that made application development easier to external frameworks, for example, MVC and persistent frameworks. But JEE has brought many of these frameworks in the core services. Along with the support for annotations, these services simplify application ...

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