The expert guide to deploying and managing any WebSphere Application Server V5.x application and environment
If you’re a WebSphere Application Server administrator or developer, this is your advanced guide for delivering applications rapidly, running them smoothly, and administering them efficiently. Four leading IBM consultants draw on their years of experience to illuminate the key steps involved in taking WebSphere Application Server applications from development to production. They focus on the areas most crucial to success, including application assembly and build, application and infrastructure configuration and administration, and application testing and verification. Along the way, they show how to implement automated deployment processes that can be executed frequently, reliably, and quickly -- so you can get your applications to market fast. The focus is on WebSphere Application Server Version 5.1, but much of the information applies to other versions.
Installing, testing, and managing WebSphere Application Server environments: clustering, security, messaging, integration, and more
Deploying and managing key J2EE technologies: JDBC, Connectors, EJB, container managed and message driven beans, transactions, JMS, JavaMail, and more
Deploying highly available, scalable multi-node WebSphere Application Server environments: clustering, distributed session management, and edge components
Advanced considerations: working with Java Management Extensions, caching, and much more
Performance tuning tools
Leveraging key WebSphere deployment and administration tools: ANT, wsadmin, Admin Console, and the Application Server Toolkit.
Advanced discussions of J2EE and architectural concepts you need to deploy successfully -- with practical examples