Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
"any commercial software"
JBoss isn't commercial, it is open source, so it is free.
"JBoss App Server seems to require far too much of work"
Of all the App Servers, I can definitely say that JBoss is the least amount of work.
1. Let's see for installation, just unzip the file.
2. For deployment, just drop your archive into the deploy directory.
3. Creating a DataSource, go to the docs/examples/jca directory take a xxx-ds.xml file, change the URL and password to go to your database and drop that file into the deploy directory.