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Sams Teach Yourself EJB in 21 Days by Krishna Kothapalli, Ragae Ghaly

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Understanding the J2EE Common Services APIs

The J2EE architecture allows applications to access a wide range of services in a uniform manner. This section describes the technologies that provide access to infrastructure services such as databases, transactions, XML processing, naming and directory services, and enterprise information systems. As such, many J2EE APIs are available for use by developers and management by Application Server. Those of particular interest are summarized in the following sections.

Java Naming and Directory Interface

The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) is an API that provides applications with unified methods for performing standard naming and directory services. JNDI standardizes access to directory services, ...

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