The JBoss Extensible Server

  • Marc Fleury
  • Francisco Reverbel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2672)


JBoss is an extensible, reflective, and dynamically reconfigurable Java application server. It includes a set of components that implement the J2EE specification, but its scope goes well beyond J2EE. JBoss is open-ended middleware, in the sense that users can extend middleware services by dynamically deploying new components into a running server. We believe that no other application server currently o.ers such a degree of extensibility. This paper focuses on two major architectural parts of JBoss: its middleware component model, based on the JMX model, and its meta-level architecture for generalized EJBs. The former requires a novel class loading model, which JBoss implements. The latter includes a powerful and flexible remote method invocation model, based on dynamic proxies, and relies on systematic usage of interceptors as aspect-oriented programming artifacts.


Virtual Machine Service Component Java Virtual Machine Application Component Management Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Fleury
    • 1
  • Francisco Reverbel
    • 2
  1. 1.The JBoss GroupLLCNE, AtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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