Developers: Peril Faces J2EE Community
At a BEA customer event at JavaOne, developers said the industry needs more than just simplifying Java.SAN FRANCISCOAlthough simplifying Java development is a major theme for this weeks JavaOne conference, some developers want more than that. At a BEA Systems Inc. customer event here Monday, developers said simplifying Java is one thing, but the industry needs more. In fact, the developers said BEA already has the issue of simplifying the language licked with its BEA WebLogic Workshop Java application development tool. "There is peril staring the J2EE [Java 2 Enterprise Edition] world in the face. We need to bring simplicity to a broader group of people. We need a .Net for J2EE," said Frank Martinez, chairman and chief technology officer at Blue Titan Software Inc., in San Francisco. Martinez spoke of .Net in the context of a framework and said that is where the value lies in the Microsoft technologyand that is what J2EE can benefit from.
"If the [J2EE] community doesnt do this, were going to get overrun," Martinez said. "And if we get overrun, that is dangerous, very, very dangerous."