Developers have increasingly been adopting the strategy of using Java for application portability and XML for message portability. The task of developing enterprise applications with Java and XML has been greatly simplified with the advent of standards-based middleware from a number of major software vendors supporting the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). The remainder of this chapter examines J2EE and the major architectures it comprises and discusses the way it provides access to databases.
J2EE Middleware Suppliers
The Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) defines a standard for developing multitiered enterprise applications. J2EE simplifies enterprise application development and deployment by basing them ...