Cargo is a thin Java wrapper that allows you to manipulate various type of application containers (J2EE, Java EE, Jakarta EE and others) in a standard way.
Cargo provides the following APIs and tools:
- A Java API to start/stop/configure any of the supported containers.
- A Java API to (remotely or locally) deploy modules into these containers, be it a server alone, a farm or a cluster.
- A Java API to parse/create/merge J2EE, Java EE or Jakarta EE modules.
Ant tasks wrapping the Java API for configuring, starting, stopping and deploying applications to all supported containers.
- A Web interface that wraps the Java API that can be used to configure, start and stop all containers supported by Cargo remotely and at any time.
- A Maven 3 Plugin wrapping the Java API for configuring, starting, stopping and deploying applications to all supported containers and the Cargo Daemon as well as parsing, creating and merging J2EE, Java EE or Jakarta EE modules.
These tools and APIs can be used in a standalone fashion or via various IDEs. The typical use cases for Codehaus Cargo are around configuring different application containers in a standard way, deploying your application in them in order to have continous integration / testing and managing application containers remotely for centralized (and potentially multi-target) deployments.
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