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The Challenge of Java Integration with Legacy Assets Organizations are developing a new class of electronic business applications, using Java to capture new business logic. In some cases these e-business applications ,have gone beyond just successful deployment to redefining the competitive landscape. Examples are package tracking, home banking, travel services, automobile purchasing, home shopping, customer support, billing, global securities trading and publishing. The driving forces behind these applications are increased competition in growing markets and the need to reduce costs in services and support. Because e-business is a significant part of the business image in competitive markets, demand for higher performance and reliability is continually increasing. Successful e-business applications must meet demanding performance, scalability and reliability require... (more)

Infrastructure Building Blocks for the Net-Centric Application

Introduction Java is particularly well suited for mobile code and distribution. However, it offers no more support for distributed computing than any other object-oriented language, such as C++ or SmallTalk. We live in fortunate time, because there is a widely adopted and deployed specification, CORBA¨ (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), that supplies the infrastructure capabilities on which we can build Java-based distributed applications. CORBA represents a paradigm shift in middleware -- a pervasive, industry-wide agreement on distributed object interaction protocols... (more)

Universal Database Access for Java

Java has caused great excitement with its ability to animate Web pages. However, Java is a full-fledged programming language that is arguably the only language suitable for net-centric business applications. The vast majority of business applications require database access and we can expect Java applications to be no different. JavaSoft created the JDBCª (Java Database Connection) specification, recognizing the urgency of a standard DBMS API for Java. JDBC enables the Java developer to connect to a SQL-capable data source, send SQL statements to the data source and return statu... (more)