Enterprise Java and Rational Rose -- Part I (Page 1 of 6 )
"We believe that the Enterprise JavaBeans component model and associated Java 2 Enterprise Edition standards will dominate the application server market and drive a potential market growth rate of almost 180 percent year-to-year."
Mike Gilpin, Giga Information Group
In this two-part series, we explore the synergistic relationship between Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), a popular development platform for distributed enterprise applications, and Rational Rose, the industry's leading CASE modeling tool. Part I provides an introduction to J2EE from an architectural perspective. Part II will begin by explaining how Servlets and JSPs work within the J2EE architecture and then go on to show how Rational Rose can help developers build better J2EE applications.
With the advent of a "the network is the computer" application paradigm, the popularity of distributed applications has grown dramatically, and J2EE has quickly become one of the dominant distributed applications environments. If its adoption rate to date is any indication, J2EE, which includes the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) technology, should prove to be a promising means for achieving component-based software development.
Of course, component-based development will be effective only if it can be used to build distributed systems with contemporary n-tier application architectures, and if those systems are portable across different hardware and runtime environments: servers, underlying databases, etc. We believe that using Rational Rose greatly simplifies the task of developing J2EE applications.