Ken Kruszka

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The elegance of Java stems from how the language addresses a number of highly complex software engineering issues in a seemingly consistent and easy-to-use paradigm. While there are a few potholes that you need to be mindful of, most caused by the differences between primitives and objects, the power and reach of standard Java are testaments to the principle of simplicity that is embodied within it. Unfortunately, when it comes to Java's enterprise platform, J2EE strays considerably from J2SE in a number of areas, creating unnecessary additional complexity and ambiguity. To make matters worse, J2EE 1.3 (EJB 2.0) introduced self-inconsistencies. J2EE's deviations fall into two categories: Structural and Behavioral. Structural deviations concern those areas where the implementation of a J2EE component requires a format that differs significantly from the implementati... (more)