White Papers

JRun 4 Overview Data Sheet (PDF, 536K)
Learn how JRun 4 helps you deploy and manage J2EE compatible applications. The new and enhanced features of JRun 4 improved developer productivity, scalability and reliability, and simplfy deployment and administration.

JRun 4 Evaluators Guide (PDF, 667K)
Introduce yourself to JRun 4 and discover all of the new and enhanced features in this release. To fully evaluate JRun 4, you'll need to download the JRun 4 Developer or Trial Version.

Doculabs Technical Review of JRun 4 (PDF, 532K)
Overall, Adobe JRun 4 is a solid solution for many common application server needs. The Macromedia solution includes the essential features for building and deploying J2EE-compatible applications??including load balancing, deployment, and JMX-based architecture??yet does not require the complex development skills or significant financial investment inherent in other leading products.

Patricia Seybold Group Report??Macromedia Hits the Bull's-Eye for Web Services (PDF, 58K)
In this research report reprinted with permission from industry analyst firm Patricia Seybold Group, Macromedia???s JRun and ColdFusion MX hit the Bull???s-Eye for web services deployment platforms outranking IBM, BEA and Oracle.

JRun 4 Technical White Paper (PDF, 606K)
With JRun 4, Macromedia introduces the most innovative J2EE compliant application server in the industry and the most significant release in JRun history. JRun 4 groundbreaking use of Java technologies-like JMX (Java Management eXtensions) for standard-based server management and customization, and Jini for state-of-the-art server clustering-has already been praised by leading analysts and industry experts. This white paper describes the new architecture and some of the key new features of JRun 4.

Product Highlights for Independent Software Vendors (PDF, 155K)
The JRun ISV data sheet gives details on the key features of JRun 4 that are most important to ISVs choosing a J2EE compatible application server for their commercial software applications.

Choosing a J2EE Application Server for Your Commercial Software Application (PDF, 785K)
This paper explains why ISVs should choose J2EE as the foundation for their application, the top challenges that ISVs face when selecting a J2EE platform, and why JRun provides an excellent platform for ISVs to implement their solution.

JRun 4 End-to-End Clustering (PDF, 992K)
JRun 4 comes with a new Jini-based end-to-end clustering architecture that provides the highest level of reliability, scalability, and performance. This white paper describes the benefits of this architecture and how to set up load balancing and failover for your applications.

Using Filters to Dynamically Output Graphics (PDF, 549K)
Learn more about JRun and serlet filters. Servlet filters are new addition to the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3.

Using a JSTL in JRun 4 (PDF, 553K)
JRun 4 has full J2EE 1.3 compatibility. One advantage of this is JavaServer Pages (JSP) Standard Tag Libraries (JSTLs), which only run on J2EE-compatible applications servers.

Additional Resources

Using Web Services in Adobe JRun 4
JRun 4 makes it simple to publish and consume web services, which are business functions made universally available over the Internet. By allowing previously incompatible applications to interoperate over the web regardless of language, platform, or operating system, web services create new business opportunities and help companies adapt to changing business relationships. Read this tutorial to learn how you can publish web services and create web service clients in JRun 4.

Adobe JRun 4 Performance Overview
JRun 4 offers superior performance when measured by HTTP request throughput.This white paper describes JRun web performance compared to Tomcat andprovides a web application that you can download to compare performance withother J2EE application servers.

Migrating from JRun 3.x
JRun provides a migration tool for migrating JRun 3.x servers and configuration settings to JRun 4. Although you can deploy JRun 3.x J2EE modules in JRun 4 without using the migration tool, the tool exports many of the settings on which modules depend.

Using Online Help in the Adobe JRun 4 JMC
Adobe JRun 4 includes a browser-based application that provides the website administrator quick access to important information about the site. This application, called the JRun Management Console (JMC), runs on its own server (named admin) and is supported by an online Help system. This tutorial describes the online Help system.