Sun Microsystems has unveiled Java Technology for the Enterprise, version J2EE 1.4, which features enhanced web services integration.
The vendor said that it will include full support for the Basic Profile specification that has been proposed by the Web Services Interoperability Organisation to ensure that component technologies work together.
The latest enterprise Java release will also deliver support for synchronous or asynchronous Soap-based messaging, service description and discovery, support for registries, and interoperability of web services.
"There is no line of demarcation between Java technology and web services," said Mark Bauhaus, vice president of Java Web Services at Sun.
"It's not Java technology or web services. It's Java technology and web services. Sun is making a significant investment in the Java platform and the related community infrastructure."
The latest J2EE software developers kit, SDK, includes blueprints, a tutorial and a J2EE 1.4-compatible application server, as well as web services support. A preview is available immediately as a Beta 2 release.
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