11.3. .NET versus the J2EE Approach

Given everything going on in the business application fortress, you might expect huge differences between Microsoft's .NET and Sun's J2EE architecture. In fact, you will find vendors disagreeing with many of my recommendations in this chapter (and for that matter, this whole book). The disagreement is not because of differences in the two technologies. It is due to the fact that these vendors are basing their recommendations on a traditional three-tier architecture (or even worse, a client–server architecture), whereas I am basing my recommendations on a software fortress architecture.

As far as the discussion so far in this chapter is concerned, there is no difference whatsoever between J2EE and .NET. Transaction ...

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