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Struts Kick Start by Kevin Bedell, James Turner

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JSP and J2EE: The Big Picture

The phrase J2EE is bandied about a lot these days. It’s worth understanding just what J2EE is, and how JSP (and Struts) fits into it.

J2EE (The Java 2 Enterprise Edition) can be thought of very narrowly or as a code word for a much larger body of technologies. As strictly defined by Sun, J2EE encompasses a bundle of Java technologies:

  • JavaServer Pages (JSP)

  • Java Servlets

  • Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)

  • The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI)

  • The Java Transaction API (JTA)

  • The Java Database Connectivity API (JDBC)

  • Java Management Extension (JMX)

  • J2EE/CORBA Interface

  • J2EE Connector Architecture

  • Java Mail

  • Java Messaging Service (JMS)

Used together, these tools enable developers to create applications that are distributable ...

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