Preface
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 8
The Java EE Tutorial

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Preface

This tutorial is a guide to developing enterprise applications for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8), using GlassFish Server Open Source Edition.

GlassFish Server Open Source Edition is the leading open-source and open-community platform for building and deploying next-generation applications and services. GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, developed by the GlassFish project open-source community at https://javaee.github.io/glassfish/, is the first compatible implementation of the Java EE 8 platform specification. This lightweight, flexible, and open-source application server enables organizations not only to leverage the new capabilities introduced within the Java EE 8 specification, but also to add to their existing capabilities through a faster and more streamlined development and deployment cycle. GlassFish Server Open Source Edition is hereafter referred to as GlassFish Server.

The following topics are addressed here:

Audience

This tutorial is intended for programmers interested in developing and deploying Java EE 8 applications. It covers the technologies comprising the Java EE platform and describes how to develop Java EE components and deploy them on the Java EE Software Development Kit (SDK).

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Before You Read This Book

Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a good knowledge of the Java programming language. A good way to get to that point is to work through the Java Tutorials (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/index.php).

The GlassFish Server documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. To obtain documentation for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, go to https://javaee.github.io/glassfish/documentation.

The Java EE 8 API specification can be viewed at https://javaee.github.io/glassfish/documentation and is also provided in the Java EE 8 SDK.

Additionally, the Java EE Specifications at https://javaee.github.io/javaee-spec/ might be useful.

For information about creating enterprise applications in the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE), see https://netbeans.org/kb/.

For information about Apache Derby for use with GlassFish Server, see http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.13/adminguide/.

The GlassFish Samples project is a collection of sample applications that demonstrate a broad range of Java EE technologies. The GlassFish Samples are bundled with the Java EE Software Development Kit (SDK) and are also available from the GlassFish Samples project page at https://javaee.github.io/glassfish-samples/.

Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Convention

Meaning

Example

Boldface

Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action or terms defined in text.

From the File menu, choose Open Project.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Monospace

Monospace type indicates the names of files and directories, commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

Italic

Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

Do not save the file.

The command to remove a file is rm filename.

Default Paths and File Names

The following table describes the default paths and file names that are used in this book.

Placeholder

Description

Default Value

as-install

Represents the base installation directory for GlassFish Server or the SDK of which GlassFish Server is a part.

Installations on the Solaris operating system, Linux operating system, and Mac operating system:

user’s-home-directory/glassfish5/glassfish

Windows, all installations:

SystemDrive:\glassfish5\glassfish

as-install-parent

Represents the parent of the base installation directory for GlassFish Server.

Installations on the Solaris operating system, Linux operating system, and Mac operating system:

user’s-home-directory/glassfish5

Windows, all installations:

SystemDrive:\glassfish5

tut-install

Represents the base installation directory for the Java EE Tutorial after you install GlassFish Server or the SDK and run the Update Tool.

as-install-parent/docs/javaee-tutorial

domain-dir

Represents the directory in which a domain’s configuration is stored.

as-install/domains/domain1


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