What Does Application Component Provider Mean?
An application component provider is an individual who develops components for JEE applications, such as Web components, enterprise beans, applets and application clients. The application component provider is a component and business domain expert who fills the roles of HTML designer, document programmer and Enterprise JavaBeans developer.
The application component provider’s tools are developed by the tool provider. In application development and deployment, J2EE specifies different roles, which may be handled by the same or different individuals, depending on the organization’s size. J2EE architecture roles are product provider, tool provider, application component provider, application assembler and deployer.