Application Servers: Powering the Web-Based Enterprise is an essential resource for all organizations turning to the Web as a medium for interactions with employees, vendors, customers, or partners. Addressed to technical and managerial IT personnel, this book provides both a conceptual and a practical introduction to application servers�what they are, what they can do, and strategies for making them the cornerstone of Web applications that offer an unprecedented degree of dynamism, functionality, and scalability.
Inside, you�ll find all the information your organization needs to be able to make sound decisions about investing in and implementing this increasingly vital technology. The author pays special attention to the issues affecting the deployment of application servers in real business computing environments: integrating them with existing database systems, and understanding what they can and cannot do.
- Provides useful coverage of all the major products, in the context of a vendor-neutral discussion of underlying concepts and technology.
- Organized in four sections covering all aspects of putting an application server to work:design, development, production, and maintenance.
- Specifies and describes the protocols drawn on in common application server scenarios.
- Offers a realistic appraisal of the promise of application servers�and a frank exploration of the challenges they pose, including integration with legacy systems.
- In conjunction with Database-Driven Web Sites and the forthcoming Managing the Web-Based Enterprise, presents a cohesive, forward-looking view of the technologies driving the evolution of e-commerce.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science & Technology Books|
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