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Leveraging the Power of Java in the Enterprise
The ability to acquire, manage and utilize information has never been more instrumental. Without doubt, technology has been the most influential force behind the growth in economy. The Business is placing greater emphasis on information technology. Traces of information technology can be found from sales, to marketing, to inventory, to R&D. An integral component of technology is that it is highly dynamic. Technology changes at a rapid pace and the rate of change increases as well.
Enterprise applications require much more sophistication, because they have become more complex and larger than before. Even isolated systems are no longer absolutely isolated.
Java has emerged as the premier language for development of network-ready applications. The Java language and its extensions, provide a complete and robust environment for creating mission-critical and enterprise-wide applications. At the premise of network-centric computing, the web server becomes the focal point for enterprise applications. Java has a number of server- side capabilities which makes it an ideal fit for this environment.
The ability to acquire, manage and utilize information has never been more instrumental. Without doubt, technology has been the most influential force behind the growth in economy. The Business is placing greater emphasis in information technology. Traces of information technology can be found from sales to marketing, to inventory, and to R&D. An integral component of technology is that it is highly dynamic. Technology changes at a rapid rate and the rate of change is increasing.
The Java programming language is one such instrumental change that has taken the industry by storm. Its introduction was followed by a huge growth in the computer industry. It is ironic, that such a success would be caused by a failure. Java was a descendent of a failed project at Sun Microsystems in its attempt to get into the interactive TV business. From one perspective, Java was at the right place and at the right time. The World Wide Web was just emerging as a technology that may finally allow every computer to communicate with others. The problem was lack of interactivity. Java did that in the form of shiny and multi-media rich applets.
The Enterprise wasn't very impressed, however. Enterprise applications require much more sophistication. Partly due to the World Wide Web phenomenon, the network became an integral part of the enterprise. Corporate LANs turned into WANs. Internet, Intranets, and Extranets became commonplace. The growth of the networks shifted the strategy for much of the enterprise. For one thing, the enterprise became more complex and larger than before. Isolated systems were no longer isolated. This paper begins with programming language comparison and delves into network centric computing, issues in enterprise development, and leveraging the power of java in enterprise.
Shakib, J., & MUQRI, M. (2010, June), Leveraging The Power Of Java In The Enterprise Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/16672
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