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Sun ONE Application Server 7 Developer's Guide to Web Services

About This Document

This guide describes how to create and run Web services and JavaTM based clients that invoke them on SunTM Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Application Server 7. In addition to describing programming concepts and tasks, this guide offers sample code, implementation tips, reference material, and a glossary.

This preface contains information about the following topics:

Who Should Use This Guide

The intended audience for this guide are the information technology developers in a corporate enterprise who develop and publish Web services, and build clients that invoke them.

This guide assumes you are familiar with the following topics:

Using the Documentation

The Sun ONE Application Server manuals are available as online files in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formats, at:

The following table lists tasks and concepts described in the Sun ONE Application Server manuals. The left column lists the tasks and concepts, and the right column lists the corresponding manuals.

Table 1  Application Server Documentation Roadmap 

For information about

See the following

Late-breaking information about the software and the documentation

Release Notes

Supported platforms and environments

Platform Summary

Introduction to the application server, including new features, general installation information, migration details, and architectural overview

Getting Started Guide

Installing Sun ONE Application Server and its various components (sample applications, Administration interface, Sun ONE Message Queue).

Installation Guide

Creating and implementing J2EE applications that follow the open Java standards model on the Application Server 7. Includes general information about application design, developer tools, security, assembly, deployment, debugging, and creating lifecycle modules.

Developer’s Guide

Creating and implementing J2EE applications that follow the open Java standards model for web applications on the Application Server 7. Discusses web application programming concepts and tasks, and provides sample code, implementation tips, and reference material.

Developer’s Guide to Web Applications

Creating and implementing J2EE applications that follow the open Java standards model for EJBs on the Application Server 7. Discusses EJB programming concepts and tasks, and provides sample code, implementation tips, and reference material.

Developer’s Guide to Enterprise JavaBeans Technology

Creating Web services and clients in Application Server environment.

Developer’s Guide to Web Services

Creating clients that access J2EE applications on the Sun ONE Application Server.

Developer’s Guide to Clients

J2EE features such as JDBC, JNDI, JTS, JMS, JavaMail, resources, and connectors

Developer’s Guide to J2EE Features and Services

Creating custom NSAPI plug-ins

Developer’s Guide to NSAPI

Performing the following administration tasks:

  • Using the Administration interface and the command line interface
  • Configuring server preferences
  • Using server instances
  • Monitoring and logging server activity
  • Configuring the web server plug-in
  • Configuring the Java Messaging Service
  • Using J2EE features
  • Configuring support for CORBA-based clients
  • Configuring database connectivity
  • Configuring transaction management
  • Configuring the web container
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing virtual servers

Administrator’s Guide

Editing server configuration files

Administrator’s Configuration File Reference

Configuring and administering security for the Application Server 7 operational environment. Includes information on general security, certificates, and SSL/TLS encryption. Web-core-based security is also addressed.

Administrator’s Guide to Security

Configuring and administering service provider implementation for J2EE CA connectors for the Application Server 7. Includes information about the Administration Tool, DTDs and provides sample XML files.

J2EE CA Service Provider Implementation Administrator’s Guide

Migrating your applications to the new Sun ONE Application Server 7 programming model from the Netscape Application Server version 2.1, including a sample migration of an Online Bank application provided with Sun ONE Application Server

Migration Guide

Using Sun ONE Message Queue

The Sun ONE Message Queue documentation at

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide provides instructions for the development and the deployment of Web services to Sun ONE Application Server. The guide also provides information on developing client applications that can invoke Web services.

Finally, a Glossary and Index are provided.

Reference Information

In addition to the information in the Sun ONE Application Server documentation collection listed in "Using the Documentation"", we recommend the following resources:

General J2EE Information:

Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies by Deepak Alur, John Crupi, & Dan Malks, Prentice Hall Publishing

Java Security, by Scott Oaks, O’Reilly Publishing

Web Services:

Java Web Services, by David Chappell and Tyler Jewell, O’Reilly Publishing

Programming with EJB components:

Enterprise JavaBeans, by Richard Monson-Haefel, O’Reilly Publishing

Java API Specifications:

Java Web Services Tutorial:

Documentation Conventions

This section describes the types of conventions used throughout this guide:

General Conventions

The following general conventions are used in this guide:

Conventions Referring to Directories

By default, when using the Solaris 8 and 9 package-based installation and the Solaris 9 bundled installation, the application server files are spread across several root directories. These directories are described in this section.

Product Support

If you have problems with your system, contact customer support using one of the following mechanisms:

Please have the following information available prior to contacting support. This helps to ensure that our support staff can best assist you in resolving problems:

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