This book is about architecture. More specifically, the book is about creating platform architecture by selecting the right components for the platform, combining them, and making certain that all of the integrated components work together. It is also about open source Java and the components that can be selected to build the platform. The purpose of this book is to enable you to select and assemble various open source components needed to demonstrate and build applications using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies by creating a Java platform that’s suitable for enterprise-class applications.
Chapter 1: J2EE Open Source Toolkit