Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform

Chapter 4 Next Steps

This chapter points the user at additional resources for learning more about enterprise application architecture, the Java EE platform, and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3.

The Java EE Tutorial

The Java EE Tutorial documents the technologies that make up the Java EE platform. The Java EE Tutorial describes each piece of the platform in detail, and includes code examples that demonstrate how to use each piece of the platform.

More Information on the Java EE Platform

For more information on the Java EE platform, see these resources:

Java EE Servers

Java EE servers are application servers that implement the Java EE platform technologies.

Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3

Enterprise Server v3 is the reference implementation of the Java EE platform APIs.


The GlassFish project is the open-source basis for Enterprise Server v3.

Other Java EE Servers

There are several other popular Java EE servers used by developers and enterprises.