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Middleware and Application Server Differences
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Middleware and Application Server Differences


Middleware and application servers are related but not identical concepts in computer systems. While middleware refers to the software layer that sits between an operating system and the applications, providing common and shared services to facilitate communication and integration, an application server is a specific type of middleware that hosts and manages web applications and services.

We look here at three key aspects of these technologies to describe the differences between middleware and application servers.

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