Is JobServer a J2EE application server or can it run in a J2EE application server?

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Is JobServer a J2EE application server or can it run in a J2EE application server?

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No it is not a J2EE app server nor will it will it run within a J2EE app server. Today’s typical application servers are geared toward a particular form of computing. This typically centers around hosting large volumes of user initiated transaction processing of one form or another and often in a “stateless” type of computing environment. JobServer leverages J2EE but provides its own container that is geared toward time management, detailed tracking and management of job processing, and overall engine state management. From how JobServer uses persistence to how it starts up and shuts down has been carefully designed to meet the needs of a highly reliable and scalable job processing engine. Even the JobServer developer API, called the TaskBean API, avoids the complexities of J2EE. Developers, developing new jobs have a very simple yet expressive API from wich to create component based Java software, without the complexities of J2EE, yet they are free to use any part of J2EE that they wi

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