Developers in need of an application server that can help them create enterprise applications more quickly can find ease of use and many helpful features in the new version 9 of the Sun JavaTM System Application Server, Platform Edition. Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition 9 implements the latest standards from the JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition (JavaTM EE) 5 and is based on open source code developed by the GlassFish community. GlassFish is a robust, commercial, production quality, compatible application server that is free for development, deployment and redistribution.
Any applications developed on the platform edition 9 can run unchanged on the enterprise class Sun Java System Application Server 9 Standard and Enterprise Editions. (Standard Edition builds on top of Platform Edition with added features for ease of management, high performance, and enterprise scaling. Enterprise Edition builds on top of Standard Edition with added features for cluster management and high availability.)
Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition 9 Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition 9 gives developers the most mature enterprise platform. The features of Java EE 5 that are implemented in the application simplify Java EE development, especially for Web Services (via JAX-WS) and transactional components, via Enterprise JavaBeansTM 3.0 (EJBTM 3.0*). Other APIs in the Java EE 5 release are the Java Persistence API, JavaServerTM Faces 1.2, Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform 1.0 and Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0.
Platform Edition 9 has new admin console with web services discovery, management, monitoring and provisioning. It also has enhanced application monitoring, visualization and diagnosis. Configuration changes can be made without restarting. The Administrative GUI comes with an integrated log viewer and analyzer.
The application server provides a rich developer experience with its open/modular/extensible architecture and lightweight, low footprint. Application deployment is faster, which makes iterative application development quicker and easier. It can be integrated with NetBeansTM and Sun JavaTM Studio Creator.
Web services support includes WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 and OASIS Web Service Security standards. The Derby database is bundled with the application server. An automated upgrade feature can be activated during installation to seamlessly convert existing application server environment to application server 9.
*Note: EJB is a Sun trademark, and not just an abbreviation for
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