Apache Geronimo 2.1: Quick Reference

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  • Master the features of Apache Geronimo to develop your application
  • Develop and deploy Java EE 5 applications on Geronimo
  • Understand web application clustering using WADI
  • Develop applications rapidly using the Geronimo Eclipse Plugin
  • Secure the server environment and applications
  • Configure remote EJB references to invoke remote EJBs via CORBA
  • Bind custom resources to JNDI using GBeans and leverage the global JNDI environment for your applications
  • Create custom server assemblies
  • Extend the Admin Console using Admin Console Extensions
  • Administer the Geronimo server
  • Develop and deploy services on Geronimo using GBeans
  • Troubleshoot server startup, application deployment, application startup, and runtime problems

Apache Geronimo is a robust, scalable, secure, and high-performing application server. But like all application servers, this power comes with a steep learning curve. This book can help you save your time and get working with Geronimo in matter of a few hours.

This book is a quick-reference guide to Apache Geronimo that mitigates the starting pains that most developers have when they migrate to a new Application Server. It will help you to extend and amplify your existing development skills, empowering you to build new types of applications regardless of the platform or browser.

The book will introduce you to the exciting features of Apache Geronimo Application Server. You will see how easily you can develop and deploy Java EE 5 applications on Geronimo. It covers everything from downloading the server to customizing it using custom GBeans. By following the practical examples in this book, you will be able to develop applications quickly using Geronimo Eclipse Plugin.

The book covers Geronimo internals in detail, which helps you write custom services on Geronimo. Also, it helps you to gain a deep understanding of Geronimo plugin architecture and teaches you to extend your server functionality via plugins. By the end of the book, you will develop proficiency in Geronimo and Java EE 5 application development.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the rich set of features provided by Apache Geronimo 2.1.4
  • Develop and deploy your Java EE 5 applications on Geronimo with easy-to-use tooling support
  • Create database pools and establish connectivity with all the supported databases using Geronimo
  • Master the server administration and customize the server with your own plugins
  • Step-by-step instructions with plenty of examples and sample applications
Page Count 412
Course Length 12 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781847196941
Date Of Publication 11 Nov 2009


Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru

Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru, a.k.a., Vamsi is an Advisory Software Engineer working with IBM India Private Limited since 1996 and is part of the IBM worldwide Level 3 support team for Apache Geronimo and IBM Application Server Community Edition. He is proficient in Java and Java EE technologies with more than 10 years experience with Java EE application development. His interests include application security in general and cryptographic security in particular. He has presented sessions on Apache Geronimo at Apache conferences on various topics ranging from security to server administration. He has authored many articles in IBM developerWorks and also co-authored an IBM Redbook on Migration to WebSphere Application Server. Considered as a security expert in the Geronimo community, he is actively involved in adding new security features to Geronimo. He is responsible for adding a Certification Authority portlet to Geronimo Admin Console. Associated with Apache Geronimo project since July 2005, he is a committer on Apache Geronimo and Apache Tuscany projects and a member of the Apache Geronimo PMC. He is involved in the standards development for Service Component Architecture (SCA) and is a member of OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) SCA-Assembly, SCA-Java and SCA-Policy Technical Committees and SCA-J Java EE Subcommittee. He received his B.Stat. (Hons.) and M.Stat. degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India in the years 1994 and 1996 respectively.

Manu T. George

Manu T. George is a Software Engineer at IBM India Software Labs in Bangalore, India. Prior to that, he was a Java/ J2EE developer in Cognizant Technology Solutions India Ltd. He has 8 years of experience in the IT field. He is a committer on Apache Geronimo and Apache OpenEJB projects, and was a part of the IBM worldwide Level 3 support team for Apache Geronimo and IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. His interests include Application Servers (scalability, transaction processing, EIS connectivity), and the Java Virtual Machine. He has also authored many articles in IBM developerWorks and also co-authored an IBM Redbook on Migration to WebSphere Application Server. He received his Bachelor of Technology in Applied Electronics from the College of Engineering Trivandrum in the year 2001.