GlassFish is a free, open-source Java EE 5-compliant application server that is quickly gaining massive popularity.
This book explains GlassFish installation and configuration, and then moves on to Java EE 5 application development, covering all major Java EE 5 APIs.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of Glassfish, including how to install it, configure it, and verify the installation.
Chapter 2 covers how to develop server-side web applications using the Servlet API.
Chapter 3 explains how to develop web applications using JavaServer Pages (JSPs), including how to develop and use JSP custom tags.
Chapter 4 discusses how to develop Java EE applications that interact with a relational database system through the Java Persistence API (JPA) and through the Java Database Connectivity API (JDBC).Chapter 5 explains how to use the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) when developing JavaServer Pages.
Chapter 6 covers how to develop applications using the JavaServer Faces (JSF) component framework to build web applications.
Chapter 7 explains how to develop messaging applications though the Java Messaging Service (JMS) API.
Chapter 8 covers securing J2EE applications through the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS).
Chapter 9 discusses how to develop Enterprise Java Beans that adhere to the EJB 3 specification.
Chapter 10 explains how to develop and deploy web services that conform to the JAX-WS 2.1 specification.
Chapter 11 covers frameworks that build on top of the Java EE 5 specification, including Seam, Facelets, and Ajax4Jsf.
The appendices cover some of the advanced features of the GlassFish server.
This book is a Developer's Guide, covering the ins and outs of developing Java EE 5 applications deployed to the standards-compliant, high performance GlassFish application server.
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The book aims to speed up the reader in Java EE 5 development. All major Java EE 5 APIs and the details of the GlassFish server are covered followed by examples of its use.
Who this book is for
This book is aimed at Java developers wishing to become proficient with Java EE 5, who are expected to have some experience with Java and to have developed and deployed applications in the past, but need no previous knowledge of Java EE or J2EE. It teaches the reader how to use GlassFish to develop and deploy applications.