For more information about stand-alone Application Server installation, see the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 Installation Guide.
The following components are included in the full installation.
Application Server core
Java EE 5 compliant application server
Other development and deployment tools
Sun Java System Message Queue software
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM) 5
Java DB database, based on the Derby database from Apache
The NetBeansTM Integrated Development Environment (IDE) bundles the Platform Edition of the Application Server, so information about this IDE is provided as well.
After you have installed Application Server, you can further optimize the server for development in these ways:
Locate utility classes and libraries so they can be accessed by the proper class loaders. For more information, see Using the System Class Loader or Using the Common Class Loader.
Set up debugging. For more information, see Chapter 4, Debugging Applications.
Configure the Java Virtual Machine (JVMTM) software. For more information, see Chapter 19, Java Virtual Machine and Advanced Settings, in Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9 Administration Guide.