Thursday, April 04, 2002
TheServerSide.com - J2EE Platform Independence: Have We Regressed? "In the last two years, the EJB market has flourished. The application server vendors rush to keep up with the changing specification and ever more imposing demands of its users. At the same time, there seems to be a post-Microsoftian psychology that has gripped the tool vendors. Application server vendors are now inevitably packaging their application servers with a proprietary IDE. At an alarming rate, in fact, these IDEs are becoming so tightly woven to the application server product that it is difficult to separate them. The effects are easily perceptible and completely devastating."