Sun will announce a key development framework next month which reinforces Java's "write once, run anywhere" philosophy by extending the language into the heart of the enterprise.
The framework, to be unveiled at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, will provide developers with a way to link business objects for enterprise applications. These business objects will be written in Java and implemented as JavaBeans components, Sun's object-oriented component architecture for building and re-using Java components.
The framework will include open interfaces via APIs through which Sun and third-party developers can create server-side application modules or (to use Java terminology), Servelets. Developers will be able to create their own Servelet modules to plug into the framework, so long as they comply with the JavaSoft 100% Pure Java Specification.
For Sun to move Java into the enterprise, it needs to give developers a way of using business objects easily - JavaBeans, however, only goes part way. An enterprise development framework should provide the required abstraction.
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