Chapter 1. Vote for JBoss

This chapter covers

  • Installing JBoss AS
  • Exploring the JBoss Directory Structure
  • Starting and stopping the Server
  • Deploying and undeploying applications

In 2005, I (Javid) attended the Houston JBoss User Group meeting to watch a presentation on the Enterprise Java Beans 3.0 (EJB3) specification. The speaker was wearing a T-shirt with Vote for JBoss printed across the front. This was a reference to the movie Napoleon Dynamite, a cult-hit comedy in which the main character, Napoleon, a nerdy high-school student, sports a shirt with the words Vote for Pedro printed on the front to support his friend’s campaign for student-council president. Although the T-shirt was intended as a parody of popular culture, it stimulated ...

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