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BEA/IBM/Sun Move Will Increase App Portability Between Rival Servers

BEA/IBM/Sun Move Will Increase App Portability Between Rival Servers

BEA, IBM and Sun are increasing Controls' level of portability between J2EE containers. According to a report by Computer Business Review, IBM Corp and Sun Microsystems Inc are working with BEA to bring BEA's Controls, used in WebLogic Workshop 8.1, to the JCP for ratification as a standard.

It was back in 2002, at its eWorld conference, that BEA first announced Controls would be submitted to the JCP for ratification as a standard. So the move, which would help portability of applications between rival Java application servers, is overdue.

BEA's critics have slammed the proprietary nature of Controls, which the company introduced with WebLogic Workshop. Now, though, according to this report:

BEA chief technology officer Scott Dietzen told ComputerWire...the company is now working to get Controls up to a "more mature" pre-standards level, before their submission to the JCP for ratification and use by all J2EE vendors.

Dietzen went on to explain that this approach was a way of fast-tracking progress, since private collaboration, ahead of standards submission, in his view produces a better quality of specification.

The report continues: 

News of this latest work between BEA, IBM and Sun follows collaboration between BEA and IBM, announced in December, on a common Java programming model, called Service Data Objects (SDO), and set of APIs for a work manager and timer capable of working across BEA's WebLogic and IBM's WebSphere application servers, that would be submitted to the JCP for ratification. BEA and IBM said pressure from ISVs, whose applications must function on both companies' application servers, had led to their work on SDOs and the APIs.

Dietzen also told Computer Business Review that BEA and IBM are preparing other technologies for JCP standardization, "but refused to go into details."

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Kay 03/30/04 09:20:23 AM EST

This sounds like a good idea. While it might seem at first that non-standard extensions would help sales for particular app servers the key feature of Java has always been its portability across environments. Without this it really doesn''t have much to offer given its higher complexity/development-cost relative to other technologies out there (e.g. PHP in the web space). Now if we could only eliminate the rest of the inconsistencies out there...

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