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JEE5: The Beginning of the End of Java EE

Published: 03 July 2006

ID: G00203199

Analyst(s): Richard Monson-Haefel


Java Platform, Enterprise Edition version 5 (JEE5) was intended to simplify the incredibly complex Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) but failed to deliver on that promise. The primary value proposition of Java EE--a common programming model for a complete enterprise platform--makes the platform susceptible to disruption by platforms that emphasize ease of development. In this overview, Senior Analyst Richard Monson-Haefel explains how JEE5 fails to save Java EE and why it's a harbinger of the end of Java EE as the dominant enterprise platform.

Table Of Contents



  • Historical Context
  • Java EE's Primary Value Proposition
    • The Common Programming Model
    • The Complete Platform
    • Java EE Fulfills Its Primary Value Proposition
  • Java EE's Failing: Ease of Development
    • The Myth of Java EE Portability
    • JEE5's Attempt to Address Ease of Development
    • Enterprise JavaBeans
    • Java EE Web Services
    • JavaServer Faces
  • Market Analysis
    • The Threat of Disruptive Technologies
    • Microsoft's .NET
    • Advent of the Java Superplatforms
  • Recommendations

The Details

  • Java EE Is a JCP Standard
  • JEE5 Architecture Overview
  • Web Components
    • The Servlet API
    • JavaServer Pages
    • Standard Tag Libraries for JSP
    • JavaServer Faces
  • EJB Container
    • Session Beans
  • Enterprise APIs
    • Java SE 5.0 Enterprise APIs
    • Java SE Optional Enterprise APIs
    • JEE5 Web Services APIs
    • JEE5 SPIs
    • JEE5 Component Configuration



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