IBM plans to outline how its Java-based San Francisco application templates will support Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco next month.
Big Blue is expected to announce that it will replace the current foundation or plumbing layer of San Francisco with the EJB object model over the next twelve months or so.
But, it will reportedly also announce its intention to standardise on EJB across its entire middleware and transaction-based product line, which includes CICS, Encina and DSOM-based Component Broker Connector, to provide a consistent programming model.
IBM could achieve this in two ways. It could develop an application container that would either run inside or on top of existing servers such as CICS or it could build a separate application server based on offerings from such third parties as Gemstone or WebLogic.
Sun is also expected to release version 1.0 of EJB at JavaOne.
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