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The Java™ EE 5 Tutorial, Third Edition: For Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 by Kim Haase, Scott Fordin, Ian Evans, Debbie Carson, Jennifer Ball, Eric Jendrock

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Chapter 1. Overview

Developers today increasingly recognize the need for distributed, transactional, and portable applications that leverage the speed, security, and reliability of server-side technology. In the world of information technology, enterprise applications must be designed, built, and produced for less money, with greater speed, and with fewer resources.

With the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), development of Java enterprise applications has never been easier or faster. The aim of the Java EE 5 platform is to provide developers a powerful set of APIs while reducing development time, reducing application complexity, and improving application performance.

The Java EE 5 platform introduces a simplified programming model. With ...

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