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Oracle Application Server 10g: J2EE Deployment and Administration by Erin Mulder, Jan Machacek, Michael Wessler, Rob Harrop

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Chapter 1. Overview of Features, Editions, and Releases

So you're ready to start evaluating Oracle Application Server 10g, but find yourself lost in a sea of editions, releases, and non-J2EE features. In this chapter, we'll cut through the marketing hype and look at exactly what each version has to offer. In particular, we'll cover the following:

  • How to choose between the Java, Standard, and Enterprise Editions

  • How to make sense of the release numbers

  • Which J2EE technologies are standard in all application servers

  • Which features are specific to Oracle 10g AS

  • Some of the non-J2EE features in 10g AS such as Oracle HTTP Server (OHS), Oracle Internet Directory (OID), Single Sign-On (SSO), Web Cache, and Clustering

Choosing an Edition

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