Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Development Guide

GlassFish Server Documentation Set

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

Table P–1 Books in the GlassFish 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 GlassFish Server product. 

Installation Guide

Explains how to install the software and its components. 

Upgrade Guide

Explains how to upgrade to the latest version of GlassFish Server. This guide also describes differences between adjacent product releases and configuration options that can result in incompatibility with the product specifications. 

Administration Guide

Explains how to configure, monitor, and manage GlassFish 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.

Application Deployment Guide

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

Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform

Provides a short tutorial for beginning Java EE programmers that explains the entire process for developing a simple enterprise application. The sample application is a web application that consists of a component that is based on the Enterprise JavaBeansTM specification, a JAX-RS web service, and a JavaServerTM Faces component for the web front end.

Application Development Guide

Explains how to create and implement Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE platform) applications that are intended to run on the GlassFish 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 GlassFish Server to develop add-on components for GlassFish Server. This document explains how to perform only those tasks that ensure that the add-on component is suitable for GlassFish Server.

Embedded Server Guide

Explains how to run applications in embedded GlassFish Server and to develop applications in which GlassFish Server is embedded.  

Scripting Framework Guide

Explains how to develop scripting applications in languages such as Ruby on Rails and Groovy on Grails for deployment to GlassFish Server. 

Troubleshooting Guide

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

Error Message Reference

Describes error messages that you might encounter when using GlassFish Server. 

Reference Manual

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

Domain File Format Reference

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

Java EE 6 Tutorial

Explains how to use Java EE 6 platform technologies and APIs to develop Java EE applications. 

Message Queue Release Notes

Describes new features, compatibility issues, and existing bugs for GlassFish Message Queue. 

Message Queue Administration Guide

Explains how to set up and manage a Message Queue messaging system. 

Message Queue Developer's Guide for JMX Clients

Describes the application programming interface in Message Queue for programmatically configuring and monitoring Message Queue resources in conformance with the Java Management Extensions (JMX).