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Software application evolution

Because of: Human needs (laziness) -> process automation

Thanks to:

  • Stronger hardware
  • New language features, like: Procedures, Function, Classess, O. O. Development, Layers, Modules,
  • Libraries, Frameworks
  • Return to best practices: Design patterns, Anti patterns, Methodologies

We have:


Enterprise Applications

Enterprise applications is a software mostly for business that uses standarized mechanisms like:

  • Transactions
  • Security
  • Scalabity
  • Concurency
  • Messaging
  • Remote control
  • Persistence


  • personal/company website, blog, game
  • banking transaction system, powerplant management system

Early Java Enterprise Edition

Before Spring Framework, Enterprise applications was being developed using JavaEE (EJB2). Some major drawbacks:

  • environment polluted logic (had to extends abstract classes, implement JavaEE interfaces)
  • requires Application Server - special container where Enterprise applications can be deployed
    • different servers (open, commercial)
    • they differently implement specification
  • very complicated
  • many XML files with configuration
  • unclear workflow
  • hard to write unit tests
  • very weak Time To Market



Java Platform Enterprise Edition it is a set of technologies that reduces costs, development complexity, deployment and maintenance of multilayer server applications.

Java EE is based on Java SE, which delivers complete, stable safe and secure mechanism for enterprises.

But what it does actually?

It provides technologies that are commonly used in enterprise applications. Some of these are:

  • Enterprise JavaBeans Technology (EJB) - business logic
  • Java Servlet Technology (Servlets) - request-response programming model
  • JavaServer Faces Technology (JSF) - building web interfaces with MVC design pattern
  • JavaServer Pages Technology (JSP) - building web interfaces using scriptlets and templates in any text-based format such as HTML or XML
  • Java Persistence API (JPA) - reading/storing objects from/to databases
  • Java Transaction API (JTA) - transaction management
  • Java Message Service API (JMS) - messaging
  • Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) - REST web services
  • Java EE Connector Architecture (JAX-WS)
  • Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform (CDI) - contextual Dependency Injection
  • JavaMail API - sending email notifications
  • Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC) - security layer
  • and many more …

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