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Java Platform, Enterprise Edition or Java EE is a widely used platform for server programming in the Java programming language. The Java platform (Enterprise Edition) differs from the Java Standard Edition Platform (Java SE) in that it adds libraries which provide functionality to deploy fault-tolerant, distributed, multi-tier Java software, based largely on modular components running on an application server.


Nomenclature, standards, and specifications

The platform was known as Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition or J2EE until the name was changed to Java EE in version 5. The current version is called Java EE 6.

Java EE is defined by its specification. As with other Java Community Process specifications, providers must meet certain conformance requirements in order to declare their products as Java EE compliant.

Java EE includes several API specifications, such as JDBC, RMI, e-mail, JMS, web services, XML, etc, and defines how to coordinate them. Java EE also features some specifications unique to Java EE for components. These include Enterprise JavaBeans, Connectors, servlets, portlets (following the Java Portlet specification), JavaServer Pages and several web service technologies. This allows developers to create enterprise applications that are portable and scalable, and that integrate with legacy technologies. A Java EE application server can handle transactions, security, scalability, concurrency and management of the components that are deployed to it, in order to enable developers to concentrate more on the business logic of the components rather than on infrastructure and integration tasks.

General APIs

The Java EE APIs includes several technologies that extend the functionality of the base Java SE APIs.



Versions 1 and 2 of the Enterprise JavaBean specification define a set of APIs that a distributed object container will support in order to provide persistence, remote procedure calls (using RMI or RMI-IIOP), concurrency control, and access control for distributed objects. This package contains the Enterprise JavaBeans classes and interfaces that define the contracts between the enterprise bean and its clients and between the enterprise bean and the ejb container.abd


These packages define the Java Transaction API (JTA).

This package contains readers and writers for XML streams.


This package defines the Java Message Service (JMS) API. The JMS API provides a common way for Java programs to create, send, receive and read an enterprise messaging system's messages.


This package defines the Java EE Connector Architecture API. Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA) is a Java-based technology solution for connecting application servers and enterprise information systems (EIS) as part of enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions.


This package defines the JavaServer Faces (JSF) API. JSF is a technology for constructing user interfaces out of components.


This package contains the classes and interfaces that define the contracts between a persistence provider and the managed classes and the clients of the Java Persistence API.

Certified application servers

Java EE 6 certified

  • Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3[1], based on the open source GlassFish application server
  • JEUS 7, an application server from TmaxSoft. According to their web site "JEUS 7 is scheduled to be released at the end of 2010."

Java EE 5 certified

J2EE 1.4 certified

See also


  1. ^ Sun Java System Application Server
  2. ^ Java EE Compatibility
  3. ^ JBoss AS is now EE5 certified


External links

Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) is a set of specifications and practices that together enable solutions for developing, deploying, and managing multi-tier server-centric applications.



This collection contains a tutorial for Java Enterprise Edition, links to related pages in Wikipedia, Wikibooks and over the internet.

Java EE Tutorial

Java EE Tutorial Starts Here.

Java EE Glossary

Java EE Glossary Contains the definitions for all Java EE related terms.

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