Sun will finally unveil version 1.0 of its Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) specification at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco next month, after nearly a year's work.
The development of the spec has been plagued by disagreement among the Java licensees, according to US reports, with the larger players demanding significant compromises with regard to supporting legacy technology.
One licensee said: "If they couldn't get the partners to agree in an area, they struck the functionality. A lot of stuff has been omitted because some of the partners have technical boat anchors in their operating systems, in their development tools or their servers. So now, there's no multithreading or concurrency control, and you can't move an Enterprise Java Bean around. They're location-dependent."
Amy Porter, Javasoft?s European marketing manager, was dismissive of the criticism.
?The development process for Java APIs is collaborative and we work with many companies on them. EJB is no exception, but whenever you do this type of work, there?s somebody somewhere that?s unhappy. It?s the nature of collaborative work that some things are left in and some things taken out, but EJB?s generally had a good reaction, so we?re happy with that,? she said.
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