To extend your knowledge of n-tier development, try the following exercises:
Write a design for a monolithic application to provide a shopkeeper with data concerning stock information.
Redesign the application based on the contents of this chapter, so as to make it accessible over the Internet.
Visit http://java.sun.com/j2ee for further details of the J2EE programming tools and utilities.
Visit http://www.microsoft.com for further details of the .NET framework. Compare and contrast this with the facilities available under J2EE.