Sun's own J2EE architects and enterprise development consultants have written the definitive guide to developing complete enterprise solutions with Java 2 Enterprise Edition, Version 1.3. This new edition fully reflects Sun's latest Version 1.3 technologies and enhancements, and covers every component of a complete enterprise solution: client-side, middleware, and back-end. The authors begin by introducing the J2EE Version 1.3 platform, reviewing several scenarios for using it to build Internet and intranet applications, and offering detailed introductions to each key J2EE technology. Using both code snippets and a complete, start-to-finish case study, they walk through the construction of Web-based clients based on Java Servlets and Java ServerPages (JSP), middle-tier solutions utilizing Enterprise JavaBeans, and backend connections based on JDBC technology. Coverage also includes: packaging and deploying J2EE applications; automatic and programmatic techniques for managing transactions; and leveraging J2EE's robust security features. For all software developers, architects, and IT managers working with Java 2 Enterprise Edition or providing J2EE-based products.