How To Remotely Manage Application-Server Instances
Another article that I published this week, Remote Management of Application-Server Domains, also cowritten with Sun senior staff engineer Mark Basler, shows you how to manage a domain of application-server instances. The trick is to export the hierarchy of the J2EE Management Model. Step by step, the article describes the configurations, security permissions for the Web module, and the procedure for running the J2ME Web-service client.
In addition, you're invited to visit the ongoing Java BluePrints Project on
java.net. A ton of best-practice tips and guidelines for designing applications and Web services there, all complemented with examples.