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Joel on Software

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I am trying to learn about .Net and was wonder if there is an overview of how .Net applications are put together.

I have some experience with J2EE and I think that the JSP commponents map to to ASP.Net, but what of servlets or Entity Beans?

Is there an equivalent to the application server in java?

John McQuilling
Monday, May 12, 2003

>I have some experience with J2EE and I think that the JSP commponents map to to ASP.Net, but what of servlets or Entity Beans?
ServicedComponents (COM+) are sort of equivalent to EJBs.
Servlet equivalent(s) are custom http handlers/modules - visit http://www.eggheadcafe.com/articles/20030113.asp for more info.

>Is there an equivalent to the application server in java?

Yep - IIS

GiorgioG
Monday, May 12, 2003

Actually, IIS is more like the Java servlet container.

COM+ is the equivalent to the application server. .NET doesn't talk about app servers because all that stuff is built into the OS, it's not a separate piece you have to buy.

Chris Tavares
Monday, May 12, 2003

Start with http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/distapp.asp

then http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/ and http://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/

all for the big picture.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

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