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Modern Web Development with IBM® WebSphere®: Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps by Matthew Perrins, Karl Bishop, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown

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Chapter 2. WAS and the Liberty Profile

How We Got Here

You’ve seen what Modern Web Development looks like, so you now need to consider how to do this kind of development on the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) platform. You might already be familiar with WAS and need no introduction to the platform as a whole; if so, you can skip the next section. If not, let’s explore what WebSphere Application Server is and why WAS is especially well suited to Modern Web Development. We start with a brief history of WAS.

A Brief History of WAS

We begin by taking a brief trip back to the dawn of Java. Back in 1995, Sun announced the Java programming language to the world at the SunWorld conference. For our purposes, though, the first really interesting ...

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