This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I understand what it takes to deploy an application in WLS and J2EE in general (J2EE and vendor specific descriptors), but when the application is being deployed, what is the black magic going on behind the scenes to register the components? Is it all reflection? Can someone describe the lower level details of this process?