An application server (or app server) is a component-based product that resides in the middle-tier of a server centric architecture. It provides middleware services for security, state maintenance, along with data access and persistence. These articles provide a background on application server products and their use. The emphasis in these articles is on using databases for the persistence service layer of Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™) compliant products.
- Application Server Definition
- When to Use an Application Server
- Application Server Architectures
- Using JDBC with Application Servers
- Using SQLJ with Application Servers
- Using JDO with Application Servers
- Using EJB Accelerators with Application Servers
- J2EE Architecture Solutions
Context for Application Server Articles
The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.