|1.||(software)||application server - A designer's or developer's suite of
software that helps programmers isolate the business logic in their programs from the platform-related code.
Application servers can handle all of the application
logic and connectivity found in client-server
applications. Many application servers also offer
features such as transaction management, clustering and
failover, and load balancing; nearly all offer ODBC
Application servers range from small footprint, web-based processors for intelligent appliances or remote embedded devices, to complete environments for assembling, deploying, and maintaining scalable multi-tier applications across an enterprise.
|2.||(software)||application server - Production programs run on a mid-sized computer that handle all application operations between browser-based computers and an organisation's back-end business applications or databases. The application server works as a translator, allowing, for example, a customer with a browser to search an online retailer's database for pricing information.|
|3.||(hardware)||application server - The device on which application server
software runs. Application Service Providers offer
commercial access to such devices.|
Citrix Application Serving White Paper.
Application Server Sites, a list maintained by Vayda & Herzum.
The Application Server Zone at DevX,.
TechMetrix Research's Application Server Directory,.