The primary focus of this book is the presentation of the standard JBoss 3.0.3 architecture components from both the perspective of their configuration and architecture. As a user of a standard JBoss distribution you will be given an understanding of how to configure the standard components.
As a JBoss developer, you will be given a good understanding of the architecture and integration of the standard components to enable you to extend or replace the standard components for your infrastructure needs. We also show you how to obtain the JBoss source code, along with how to build and debug the JBoss server.
JBoss is the highly popular, free J2EE compatible application server that has become the most widely used Open Source application server. The highly flexible and easy to use server architecture has made JBoss the ideal choice for users just starting out with J2EE, as well as senior architects looking for a customizable middleware platform. The server is available as a binary distribution with or without a bundled servlet container. The source code for each binary distribution is also available from the server source repository located at SourceForge. The source code availability allows you to debug the server, learn its inner workings and create customized versions for your personal use.
About the Authors
Scott Stark , Ph.D., was born in Washington State of the U.S. in 1964. He started out as a chemical engineer and graduated with a B.S. from the University of Washington, and later a PhD from the University of Delaware. While at Delaware it became apparent that computers and programming were to be his passion and so he made the study of applying massively parallel computers to difficult chemical engineering problems the subject of his PhD research. It has been all about distributed programming ever since. Scott currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the JBoss Group, LLC.
Marc Fleury, Ph.D., was born in Paris in 1968. Marc started in Sales at Sun Microsystems France. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, France's top engineering school, and an ex-Lieutenant in the paratroopers, he has a master in Theoretical Physics from the ENS ULM and a PhD in Physics for work he did as a visiting scientist at MIT (X-Ray Lasers). Marc currently serves as the President of the JBoss Group, LLC; an elite services company based out of Atlanta, GA.
JBoss Group LLC, headed by Marc Fleury, is composed of over 100 developers worldwide who are working to deliver a full range of J2EE tools, making JBoss the premier Enterprise Java application server for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition platform.
JBoss is an Open Source, standards-compliant, J2EE application server implemented in 100% Pure Java. The JBoss/Server and complement of products are delivered under a public license. With upwards of 100,000 downloads per month, JBoss is the most downloaded J2EE based server in the industry.