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  1. launches! (1 messages) is an online community dedicated to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). is completely free of charge, is vendor-neutral, and is meant to help the developers and managers out there who are using this technology in the field.

    Initially, the web site has the following features:

    * The latest news about middleware
    * A discussion area for developers to share ideas
    * A repository of server-side design patterns
    * A collection of user-submitted application server reviews
    * Resources to help developers and managers in their deployments

    As we are brand-new, we're hoping that the community-at-large can help us spread the word about this vendor-neutral industry initiative. You can help out by contributing news, articles, design patterns, and app server reviews. And of course, give out our URL to your co-workers!

    If you're a middleware vendor, feel free to post your press releases and contact us to list information about your middleware product.

    In short, I've been waiting for a web site like this to launch for some time now. Eventually, I was frustrated enough and we decided to build it ourselves. So please join us and let's work together to make this web site a resource the community can be proud of!

    Best Regards,

    -Ed Roman
    Author, "Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition"


    Full Press Release:


    AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2000 -- The Middleware Company (, a server-side Java training and consulting firm, today announced the availability of, a free online community dedicated to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).

    "Developers are hungering for a one stop shop to find answers to their Enterprise Java questions, to read up on the latest technologies, and to exchange best practices. is our way of giving something back to the developers out there to fulfill this need," says Ed Roman, the CEO of the Middleware Company, and author of 'Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans' published by John Wiley & Sons.

    The portal features novel cutting edge content, such as articles that compare application servers and advanced server-side design patterns. The portal also features forums, where developers can post messages and discuss any J2EE topic. The portal will allow Enterprise Java developers to stay in touch with the J2EE community, network with industry experts, and contribute valuable design strategies to the community.

    "What makes this portal unique is that it was designed and implemented using Enterprise JavaBeans and J2EE technology," says Floyd Marinescu, Chief Architect of "That is the beauty of the portal -- the portal's existence demonstrates the viability of the technology. As a free service, our design docs for the technology behind the portal are available for download at no charge."

    Partnered with industry giants such as Oracle and BEA, is set to become a mecca for J2EE developers everywhere. "We are proud to be supporters of" says Jeremy Burton, Vice President of the Oracle Technology Network".


    The Middleware Company is an advanced training and consulting company dedicated to the server-side Java space. They offer training courses in Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and the Extensible Markup Language (XML). They also aid in the design, development, and deployment of middleware solutions. Their web site is
  2. lack of samples[ Go to top ]

    I have been reading many articles and trying some samples on ejb, j2ee and trying them some ejb servers.
    Lack of good samples for learning is a very big problem in ejb and j2ee. Except for j2ee pet store there is no good sample available with code from any of the ejb server vendor. If any body has developed any good code abd if it is shared it will be of real help to all.
    I am waiting for the sample and architecture of this site to be published.