Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 SDK Update 2 - Installation Complete
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) SDK Update 2 includes GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1.1 (GlassFish Server) and provides several ways that you can quickly learn about the platform and the application server.
Profiles are collections of Java EE technologies and APIs that address specific developer communities and application types. The distributions of GlassFish Server implement two profiles: Full Platform, for developers who need the full set of Java EE APIs for enterprise application development, is installed with the Java EE 7 SDK distribution and Web Profile, for developers who just need the web technologies that are part of the full platform set of Java EE APIs, is installed with the Java EE 7 Web Profile SDK distribution, available from the Java EE downloads page.
Visit the Java EE downloads page for more information about each distribution and to obtain the Web Profile distribution, if desired.
Follow This Path to Learn About Java EE 7
Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform:
Start with this short tutorial to develop a simple enterprise application from scratch. The sample application consists of four main components: a JAX-RS RESTful web service, an enterprise bean, a Java Persistence API entity, and a web application created with JavaServer Faces Facelets technology.
The Java EE 7 Tutorial:
Learn all about developing enterprise applications by working your way through this tutorial, which includes working examples and instructions for creating applications with Java EE 7 technologies, including new and updated technologies: Java API for WebSocket, JSON Processing, Batch, Concurrency Utilities, JMS, Java Servlets, RESTful Web Services, JavaServer Faces, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Persistence API, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE, and more.
Before starting the tutorial, use the GlassFish Server Update Tool and ensure that the version you have is the most up-to-date one. Instructions for updating the tutorial are available here. The Update Tool can also be used to install and update additional technologies and frameworks.
Java EE 7 Samples:
Browse this extensive collection of applications that demonstrate many of the Java EE 7 technologies.
Java EE 7 API Documentation:
Study the reference documentation for the Java EE 7 and related APIs as you develop your own enterprise applications. This documentation is generated from the source code by the Javadoc tool and is also available online.
Follow This Path to Learn About GlassFish 4.1.1
Quick Start Guide:
Start here to learn about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1.1. The Quick Start Guide explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application.
Features and Resources:
Learn more about key features of GlassFish Server, including what's new, plus details about other resources such as forums, mailing lists, support, and how to submit feedback.
View the online product documentation for information about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.0, including the latest Release Notes.
Java SE Software (JDK)
The Java EE 7 SDK Update 2 requires Java SE 7 Update 65 or Java SE 8 Update 20 software.
The JDK (Java Development Kit) is a development environment for Java Developers. It includes a complete JRE (Java Runtime Environment) plus tools for developing, debugging, and monitoring Java applications.
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