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Java™ Application Development on Linux® by Michael Schwarz, Carl Albing

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Chapter 20. Open Source Web Application Servers

Servlets and JSP need to be served up by something; that something is a Web application server. What started as simple Web servers serving up little more than HTML pages developed into Java application servers—the backbone of the enterprise IT environment.

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, we will describe the installation of both the JBoss and Geronimo Java application servers on a Linux platform. These servers not only run servlets and JSP, but they are also, as we shall see in later chapters, J2EE EJB containers, so the installation part of this chapter is important for using the technologies and examples covered in the remaining chapters. We will review the System V init system and explain how ...

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