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PowerBuilder® 9: Internet and Distributed Application Development by John D. Olson, Bill Green

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Using PowerBuilder with J2EE

Now that you know what the J2EE APIs are, it's time to learn about how you most likely will put them to use: by writing Web applications. We will mix Java and PowerBuilder, which, as you will see, makes for a great combination for developing distributed applications. But as usual, we have to talk a bit about the theory behind the technology.

Web Applications

What is a Web application? Quite simply, it's a collection of pages delivered to a Web browser that provides useful functionality to a community of users. A Web application might be as simple as a personal photo album deployed on the World Wide Web or as complex as an employee benefits application running on a corporate intranet. You can write both kinds of applications ...

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