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Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server by David R. Heffelfinger

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with GlassFish

In this chapter, we will discuss how to get started with GlassFish. Some of the topics discussed in this chapter include:

  • Overview of Java EE and GlassFish
  • Obtaining GlassFish
  • Installing GlassFish
  • Verifying the GlassFish installation
  • Deploying Java EE applications
  • Setting up database connectivity

Overview of Java EE and GlassFish

Java EE (formerly called J2EE) includes a standard set of technologies for server-side Java development. Java EE technologies include Servlets, Java Server Pages (JSPs), Java Server Faces (JSF), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Java Persistence API (JPA), Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS), and Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS), among others. Several ...

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