Monolithic J2EE Observations

By Deane Barker on April 10, 2003

Java Developer’s Journal – Is J2EE Too Big for Its Own Good?

“I question whether Sun’s current monolithic approach to the Enterprise Edition is either appropriate or effective: (1) Big projects tend to move at the speed of the slowest task. (2) Coping with problems caused by unstable and changing dependencies is always best avoided if possible.

…to have a megaspecification, this discriminates against specialist vendors who cannot benefit from the compliance test suite for an individual component, but are legally bound to license the entire J2EE stack – all or nothing.”