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This section discusses web application entry points for different types of business transactions.

Tiers and Web Application Entry Points

A tier can have multiple entry points.

For example, for Java frameworks a combination of pure Servlets or JSPs, Struts, Web services, Servlet filters, etc. may all co-exist on the same JVM.

The middle-tier components like EJBs and Spring beans are usually not considered entry points because they are normally accessed using either the front-end layers such as Servlets or from classes that invoke background processes.

For details about Java entry points see:

Other Web Application Frameworks Based on Servlets or Servlets Filter

AppDynamics provides out-of-the-box support for most of the common web frameworks that are based on Servlets or Servlet Filters. When using any of the frameworks listed below, refer to the Servlet discovery rules to configure transaction discovery.

  • Spring MVC
  • Wicket
  • Java Server Faces (JSF)
  • JRuby
  • Grails
  • Groovy
  • Tapestry
  • ColdFusion

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