Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude Developer's Guide

Enterprise Server Documentation Set

The Enterprise Server documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for Enterprise Server documentation is For an introduction to Enterprise Server, refer to the books in the order in which they are listed in the following table.

Table P–1 Books in the Enterprise Server Documentation Set

Book Title 


Release Notes

Provides late-breaking information about the software and the documentation. Includes a comprehensive, table-based summary of the supported hardware, operating system, Java Development Kit (JDKTM), and database drivers.

Quick Start Guide

Explains how to get started with the Enterprise Server product. 

Installation Guide

Explains how to install the software and its components. 

Application Deployment Guide

Explains how to assemble and deploy applications to the Enterprise Server and provides information about deployment descriptors. 

Developer’s Guide

Explains how to create and implement Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE platform) applications that are intended to run on the Enterprise Server. These applications follow the open Java standards model for Java EE components and APIs. This guide provides information about developer tools, security, and debugging. 

Add-On Component Development Guide

Explains how to use published interfaces of Enterprise Server to develop add-on components for Enterprise Server. This document explains how to perform only those tasks that ensure that the add-on component is suitable for Enterprise Server.

RESTful Web Services Developer’s Guide

Explains how to develop Representational State Transfer (RESTful) web services for Enterprise Server. 

Getting Started With JRuby on Rails for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server

Explains how to develop Ruby on Rails applications for deployment to Enterprise Server. 

Getting Started With Project jMaki for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server

Explains how to use the jMaki framework to develop Ajax-enabled web applications that are centered on JavaScriptTM technology for deployment to Enterprise Server.

Roadmap to the Java EE 5 Tutorial

Explains which information in the Java EE 5 Tutorial is relevant to users of the v3 Prelude release of the Enterprise Server.

Java EE 5 Tutorial

Explains how to use Java EE 5 platform technologies and APIs to develop Java EE applications. 

Java WSIT Tutorial

Explains how to develop web applications by using the Web Service Interoperability Technologies (WSIT). The tutorial focuses on developing web service endpoints and clients that can interoperate with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) endpoints and clients. 

Administration Guide

Explains how to configure, monitor, and manage Enterprise Server subsystems and components from the command line by using the asadmin(1M) utility. Instructions for performing these tasks from the Administration Console are provided in the Administration Console online help.

Administration Reference

Describes the format of the Enterprise Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Troubleshooting Guide

Describes common problems that you might encounter when using Enterprise Server and how to solve them. 

Reference Manual

Provides reference information in man page format for Enterprise Server administration commands, utility commands, and related concepts.