Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Java Enterprise Edition

  • Ricardo Jiménez-PerisEmail author
  • Marta Patiño-Martínez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1542


J2EE; Java EE; JEE


Java EE (JEE) is a Java Community Process (JCP) specification for Java application servers. JEE consists of a set of related specifications and APIs that shapes an ecosystem for building Java distributed applications over a multi-tier architecture, including web, business logic, and storage tiers. JEE provides components specific for each tier. JEE provides servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs) for the web tier, Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) for the business logic tier, and a data driver (JDBC) and an object-relational mapping (via entity beans) for the storage tier. Components can be distributed at different sites and interact with each other. The interaction among distributed JEE components is achieved via RMI (Remote Method Invocation), the JEE specification for remote procedure calls. In its latest editions, JEE has been smoothly integrated with XML processing and web services. It is possible to program web services using EJBs and a large set...

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    JSR 316: JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) Specification. http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=316
  2. 2.
    Spring Framework. http://springframework.org/

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Jiménez-Peris
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marta Patiño-Martínez
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems LabUniversidad Politecnica de MadridMadridSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Cristiana Amza
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Eng.Univ. of TorontoTorontoCanada