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Java EE 7 Developer Handbook by Peter A. Pilgrim

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Java EE 7 architecture

Let us start by understanding the non-cloud Java EE model architecture. This is revision material, if you already know the platform. For a beginner, reading this section is frankly essential.

Standard platform components and APIs

Java EE architecture can be thought of as four separate containers. The first one is called the EJB container for lifecycle management of Enterprise Java Beans and the second container is the web container for lifecycle management of Java Servlets and managed beans. The third container is called the Application Client container, which manages the lifecycle of the client-side components. Finally, the fourth container is reserved for Java Applets and their lifecycle.

The Java EE containers are runtime ...

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