6.7. Achieving the Big Bang

So, how does the Codexa's Big Bang Service scale to meet requirements that would bring most networked systems applications to their knees? Let's look at some of the issues in more detail.

6.7.1. Channel Neutrality

The human interfaces to the Codexa Service can include a graphical user interface, a standard Web browser, e-mail information distribution (for example, newsletters), and consumer devices, such as palm-tops, personal communication service (PCS)-based cellular phones and alphanumeric pagers. Such a channel-neutral system requires the flexibility to access the same business applications using a variety of front-end technologies. J2EE technology is a natural fit for this kind of architecture, because it is inherently ...

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