Jim Knutson writes about a series of issues influencing long term strategies for using Java EE, including the platform's main sources of incompatibility, its current state of affairs, and offering a word of caution on the use of specs/API's like WebBeans, Timer & Workmanager, citing these specs are likely to evolve dramatically in the future. Read Jim's post on long term strategies for using Java EE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/techjournal/0805_knutson/0805_knutson.html