• A web application is an application that can be accessed over the web (commonly through a web browser).
  • In Java Enterprise Edition a webapp refers to a collection of resources that make up a web application designed to be run in a Java EE web container.
    • To do this a webapp conforms to various standards and uses various technologies such as (Servlets, JSP etc)
    • This makes webapps portable, they can be run in any standards compliant web container without modification.
  • A web container can contain multiple webapps.
  • Examples of web containers include Tomcat, JBoss and Glassfish.

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