CHAPTER 4Technology Background
One pill makes you largerAnd one pill makes you smallAnd the ones that mother gives youDon’t do anything at all.Go ask AliceWhen she’s ten feet tall.
–Grace Slick (1939–), White Rabbit (1967)
In recent times, IT organizations have been tasked more and more with charting a course for writing new applications in and migrating existing applications to a Java environment. On the surface, this task might seem to be a matter of using predetermined methods and technologies. However, one major aspect of Java is its enormous variety and breadth. There is no one way to create a system; in fact, there are probably hundreds of combinations of Java technologies that could serve any one purpose. This makes the decision of selecting ...