In this tutorial we will be using Sun Java System Application Server Platform version 9 for the deployment and testing of our applications. So, its essential to understand the server and the features provided by it.
The Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 is the latest release, which is based on the GlassFish community project. The GlassFish community is dedicated to build free, open source, Java EE5 compatible application server. The Platform Edition is based on the sever released by FlassFish community and this a full-featured, high-performance, small footprint container making the devolvement more productive and easy.
The platform edition of Application Server is best for small- to medium-scale deployments that require a Java EE container.
The Enterprise Edition of the server is also available with enhanced functionalities for deploying larger mission-critical applications which requires extreme scalability and availability.
Key Features of Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition
Full JEE 5 Platform Support
Sun Java System Application Server 9 fully complies with the latest Java EE 5 specification. Important supported standards are:
Streaming API for XML (StAX)
Web Services Metadata
Improved Team Productivity
Server has high performance runtime, making the development and deployment process quick and fast. This enhances the productivity of the developer.
JSE 5.0 Support
Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition fully supports the JSE 5.0, so the developer can use the new features provided by JSE 5.0 in their applications.
Easy Server Administration
Now you can administer you server through web based console. Server also provides command line utility to control your server.
Other features of the Server are High Security, Web Services Interoperability, JMS Connectivity, High Performance JMS engine, Long running Transactions and Application Migration tools to migrate your applications from other Application servers like JBoss, WebLogic etc.
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