Procedures Matter

The enterprise development model is more complex than traditional small application development—code must be written, compiled, assembled, and then deployed (presumably with some testing included). That is, after the code is compiled, the application must be assembled from a set of modules into a single application EAR. In addition, deployment includes the implicit concept of “binding,” which is taking a built application and binding its contents to the target runtime environment. These two concepts are very powerful and give applications a great deal of flexibility, but they do require additional discipline. Build and deploy in these situations are core functions that must be carefully managed like anything else. Setting up ...

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