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InfoWorld: Product Review: Business Components for Java provides Linux development options

Aug 29, 2000, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Coopee)

"Talk to any recycling expert, and they'll speak about the "inherent economy" -- that is, reusing existing materials instead of creating new materials from scratch. The same principle applies to application development. A programming tool that allows you to build reusable modules and business components can dramatically reduce your development times, letting you bring new applications to market faster."

"That's the kind of tool Oracle's Business Components for Java (BC4J) is. Recently ported to Linux, BC4J offers a standards-based, server-side Java and XML framework for developers who must build and deploy reusable business components for high-performance Internet applications, such as e-commerce and business-to-business systems. In our tests, BC4J acquitted itself nicely, proving to be a powerful ally to Linux developers who must create n-tier Internet applications and connect them to Oracle databases."

"Applications created using BC4J are comprised of five basic framework components: entity objects, associations, view objects, view links, and application modules. Each component is interrelated, meaning you can establish views into database tables and join, filter, and sort data as needed."

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