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Searching J2EE 1.3 RI

Jean-Luc Thirion

Joined: Jan 24, 2008
Posts: 19
Hello ranchers,

I have the "Head First EJB Book" and I want to follow it in order to learn on EJB 2. But to follow the instructions I need the J2EE RI and maybe Java 1.4 or 1.3 (Which are quite old).

Where can I find that ? I didn't fount J2EE RI downloads on Sun's site...
What's the best replacement ?

Which EJB container do you suggest to follow the book ?

Thanks in Advance for your help

EDIT: OK, I found that Can someone guaranty that it is not outdated?
[ November 29, 2008: Message edited by: Jean-Luc Thirion ]
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
I'd guess that if the instructions worked then, they'll work now if you can find those old J2EE implementations. The current JEE 5 RI is called "GlassFish", and you can find it on I'd be hesitant to learn EJB 2 now, though, because that's quite outdated itself - EJB 3 is very different.
I agree. Here's the link:
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