The current release of Oracle9iAS already offers significant support for J2EE 1.3.
Released in June 2001, Oracle9iAS was one of the first major application servers to support substantial portions of the J2EE 1.3 specification from public drafts, including Servlets 2.3 and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 2.0. Oracle will offer fully certified support for J2EE 1.3 in the next release of Oracle9iAS.
Oracle has been working with Sun and other leading J2EE vendors through the Java Community Process to formalize open Java standards and specifications.
Advanced Java Technology Oracle9iAS is J2EE certified, has faster Java performance, and aims to offer a more productive J2EE development.
J2EE certification provides complete support for all current J2EE 1.2 APIs and key features in the recently released J2EE 1.3 specification. Features supported in J2EE 1.3 include Servlets 2.3 (e.g., Servlet Chaining and Filters) and EJB 2.0 (e.g., EJB 2.0 Enterprise Beans and Message Driven Beans).
Oracle9iAS aims to reduce the amount of disk space, memory, and processor power required to run Java applications, with the goal of making it faster and more cost-efficient to install, develop, and deploy Internet applications. The compact Java engine, combined with built-in Web caching features, is designed to enable enterprises to maximize performance for high-volume e-business applications without a corresponding increase in hardware costs.
Oracle9iAS attempts to simplify the process of building and deploying J2EE applications by offering tools for XML, eXtensible Style Language, Java Server Pages tag libraries, and wizards for packaging and deploying applications. Oracle9i JDeveloper, a Java and XML development environment, is tightly integrated with Oracle9iAS. Oracle9i JDeveloper enables users to develop Internet applications and Web services, and features Oracle Business Components for Java, a Java- and XML-based framework for the rapid application development of transactional J2EE applications.
The current version of Oracle9iAS, with its support for significant portions of the J2EE 1.3 specification from public drafts, can be purchased from Oracle's online store. It is priced starting at $800.
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