So you're ready to start evaluating Oracle Application Server 10g, but find yourself lost in a sea of editions, releases, and non-J2EE features. In this chapter, we'll cut through the marketing hype and look at exactly what each version has to offer. In particular, we'll cover the following:
How to choose between the Java, Standard, and Enterprise Editions
How to make sense of the release numbers
Which J2EE technologies are standard in all application servers
Which features are specific to Oracle 10g AS
Some of the non-J2EE features in 10g AS such as Oracle HTTP Server (OHS), Oracle Internet Directory (OID), Single Sign-On (SSO), Web Cache, and Clustering
Like most web application ...