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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 3. WebSphere Architecture and Design

Objectives

This chapter covers the following items:

  • What WebSphere is and why it is a leading middleware product in the industry

  • Packaging options

  • A high level look at WebSphere components for distributed platforms

  • A discussion on the new distributed administration model for Network Deployment

  • A description of WebSphere components for the z/OS platform

Introduction

WebSphere Application Server V5 is IBM’s implementation of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 specification. J2EE Application Servers are often referred to as the middleware products in the information technology (IT) industry. This is due to the fact that J2EE application servers are primarily used by companies to provide interfaces for their ...

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