9/26/2002 - Sun Microsystems previewed the latest version of JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) at JavaOneSM Japan Developer Conference . J2EE v 1.4 boosts multiplatform computing with the integration of web services support making Java the only architecture capable of giving developers the ability to deploy production ready web services across heterogeneous environments. J2EE v 1.4 provides support for key web services functionality such as UDDI and ebXML registries and repositories, SOAP, XML processing and schemas and the Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
"No other architecture allows developers to deploy production ready web services for development on multiple platforms like J2EE does," said Mark Hapner, architect and co-specification lead for J2EE v 1.4, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Using J2EE v 1.4 web services developers won't have to carefully pick and choose in order to achieve interoperability. They will get it by design."
With deep support for web services standards along with a more seamless integration of its functionalities, J2EE v 1.4 will provide better data center cost efficiencies for system administrators, quicker development and faster delivery to market for developers as well as expanded business opportunities for companies. These compelling benefits make it increasingly important for the leading tools providers to have products available to support development to the latest version of the platform. Sun expects to have a release of their Sun ONE Studio product which will support the J2EE v1.4 platform by May 2003.
Highlights of the features include rich web services support integrated with Servlets and EJBs, an enhanced version of the connector architecture, standard J2EE management and deployment functionalities. For the full spectrum of the new features, functionality and updates please visit the J2EE v 1.4 specification page at http://jcp.org/jsr/detail/151.jsp. Currently the J2EE v 1.4 is in proposed final draft under the Java Community Process (JCPSM) with a target first customer shipment date of Q1 2003. The beta version is expected to be available in November 2002.
In conjunction with the release of the J2EE v 1.4 Sun will provide guidelines, tools and services to help developers implement the architecture in conformance with specified functionality, test for application server compatibility and for application portability.
Among the supporting programs and services are:
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