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1. Getting Started with JBoss

Chapter 1. Getting Started with JBoss

Have you noticed that simply saying “I am a Java programmer” isn’t enough these days? It conveys a little bit of information, but not enough to make any serious decisions. It’s kind of like saying, “I play sports” or “I like food.” A recruiter can assume that a Java programmer has a passing familiarity with curly braces and semicolons, but little else.

The Java programming language runs on an incredibly diverse set of hardware—from cell phones and PDAs down to embedded chips on a credit card; every major desktop and laptop, regardless of operating system or hardware manufacturer; entry-level workgroup servers up to clusters of high-end servers; and even mainframes.


  

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