J2EE and perl
simon at unisolve.com.au
Wed Mar 26 17:40:39 CST 2003
Last week I asked melbourne.pm for examples of large perl applications.
I received a tremendous response, and many great examples, which I have
been able to put to good use as we get closer to receiving a decision on the
ERP application rewrite contract that we are hoping to win.
With one further meeting to go before a final decision on our "all perl"
approach is made, I am increasingly being faced with the challenge of
justifying perl versus J2EE.
This is an ERP application, which provides job cost control, US payroll and
general ledger accounting for the construction and general contracting
I've worked with the bloody thing for years, and as far as I am concerned
perl is replete with riches that I can use to rewrite it.
Does anyone care to an opinion as to whether The J2EE approach truly offers
something concrete that perl does not?
Here's a distillation of some J2EE sites I've visited:
J2EE is a set of standards that, when used together, provide an excellent
web application development and deployment platform. J2EE includes standards
for middleware (EJB and JMS), database connectivity (JDBC), transactions
(JTA/JTS), presentation (servlets and Java Server Pages) and directory
Enterprise developers can draw on J2EE to speed up their application
development. Instead of hand writing database code or pool management, they
can leverage Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) to automatically store data.
Instead of manually dealing with transactions, system developers can use
J2EE's built-in capabilities to run transactions in an automated fashion.
Instead of creating all business code from scratch, consultants can assemble
components to build their application in a "Lego" fashion.
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