How are Java EE developments related to SCA ? Can they even be used together ?. Henning Blohm, takes a look at the relation between Java EE and SCA. Though he even gives the title A work in progress, here are a few interesting points from a member of SAP's Netweaver architecture team :
The goal of integrating SCA with Java EE is to preserve the Java EE investment for developers and vendors, while giving them a framework which can be adapted to new component models going forward.... By mapping Java EE to SCA, there were several integration scenarios we wanted to support[SAP Netweaver Team]. So what would we expect to see when trying to integrate Java EE with SCA? We want to consume SCA exposed service wherever we are in Java EE. We want to have first class integration with Session Beans (including the ability to expose SCA services as Session Beans, use Session Beans as service component implementations and expose enterprise applications into an SCA domain). And finally we want to have extended cross-application assembly capabilities.
Read the rest Part 1 : Service Component Architecture Meets Java EE: A Work in Progress (Part 1 of 2) Part 2 : Service Component Architecture Meets Java EE: A Work in Progress (Part 2 of 2)