An application server is a component-based product that resides in the middle-tier of an architecture. It provides middleware services for security and state maintenance, along with data access and persistence. The two commercial categories of applications servers are Java applications servers based on J2EE or subsequent specifications or Microsoft's .NET. For more information, see Application Servers.
Application server specifications described on this site are listed below. You can also navigate among the specifications by using the menu tree at the left of each page.
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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.