- J2EE Clients
- Types of J2EE Clients
- Servicing Stand-alone Java Client Applications
- Servicing EJB Clients from Other J2EE/EJB Servers
- Servicing CORBA clients from CORBA Object Request Brokers
- Servicing Legacy System Clients (ERP/CRM/Mainframes)
- Servicing JMS Clients
- Servicing Windows/.Net Clients
- Servicing Web service client
- Servicing Clients from Other Environments
Different types of clients access various kinds of services that are available in the J2EE environment. All Java clients are powerful enough to access J2EE business logic components directly, whereas non-Java clients have to go through enterprise messaging systems or other methodologies to access the business logic.
With the advent of .Net and growth of Web services, Windows clients (the most popular client platforms) can access J2EE business logic services without much complexity. This might pave the way for a new age computing world, in which J2EE and .Net coexist peacefully.
To understand what constitues J2EE platfom, please refer my earlier articles "Inside J2EE" and "J2EE components and Services." To explore various J2EE applications servers and their features, please refer to my next article, "J2EE Web Application Servers."