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Support for Tomcat, GlassFish, WebLogic, and JBoss®

We often get requests for Java EE courses to be delivered on specific server products. While the core content of our courseware is rigorously standards-compliant -- and so are requested servers, for the most part -- not everything about working with a specific server is consistent. Names and locations of JAR files, deployment process, server security practices, and various quirks can keep projects from working correctly. So it's quite difficult to create a single course that works with all candidates and still has real depth of hands-on exercise.

Our strategy for this has evolved over the years. We generally build a Java EE course to work with the latest generally available reference implementation of the target technology: for example Tomcat has been the RI for servlets and JSP, so Course 110 runs primarily on Tomcat.

Then we sometimes produce variants of these courses that work with a different server. These have lab code that's been entirely ported and re-tested, and the book content is likewise amended with details on the specific server: how to use the admin console, any compliance issues, extended features, etc. To continue the example, Course 110-WL works with WebLogic 10.3.

To see if a particular course offers support for a particular server product, see the table below. You can click the course numbers in the table to jump to full outlines for the specific primary or variant course. When ordering, be sure to use the full course number, including any letters at the end, so we deliver the variant of the course that you actually want.

Supported Servers Per Course

Course Tomcat GlassFish JBoss WebLogic
Overview of Java EE Development 108
JavaServer Pages 109
Java Servlets 110
Developing Java Web Applications 111 111
Introduction to JSP 112
The JSP Standard Tag Library
JavaServer Faces 115
The Java Message Service 120
Securing Java Web Applications 121 121
Secure Java Web Development 122
The Java Persistence API
Java EE Persistence
Enterprise JavaBeans 163
Developing SOAP Web Services in Java 561
Securing Java Web Services 562
Developing RESTful Services Using Java 563 563-GF 563

Tomcat: The Apache Tomcat web server and container, versions 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0.

GlassFish: The GlassFish application server, in 2.1, 3.0.1, and 3.1 open-source versions.

JBoss: The JBoss® application server, versions 5.1 and 7.1.1, including the Hibernate® ORM. JBoss and Hibernate are registered trademarks of RedHat, Inc. No association with or endorsement by Red Hat is implied by the use of these terms in this document.

WebLogic: The Oracle® WebLogic application server, version 10.3. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. No association with or endorsement by Oracle Corporation is implied by the use of its name in this document.

And, if you don't see what you want ... request it! Once a primary course is created for a given topic, it is usually not too hard for us to produce server-specific variants for any of the servers listed above. Many of the courses that are found in this table came into being in exactly this way -- to satisfy an immediate demand for a server-specific class.