Chapter 2. What's New in JBoss AS 5?

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors—an African saying

Java Enterprise middleware has matured a lot in the last few years. The current release (1.5) of the Enterprise Specification signifies the end of Java's era of Enterprise arrogance—"We are complex because we are powerful"—and the beginning of a new era based on simplicity. This has created new opportunities for some open source products that provide state-of-the-art technology but at a lower cost.

JBoss AS is the leader of the open source application servers and, according to a recent survey, the most used application server by the community of developers. What is the reason for this success? First of all, JBoss AS makes it easy for developers to leverage ...

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