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As the Internet continues to grow as a viable medium for enterprise-class applications, the tools and technology for developing these applications continue to advance at a frenetic pace. The state of the technology now allows for a multitiered application that involves anything from simple scripting to complex objects. Such technological advances have created an environment in which multiple developers can work together on a single “logical” application. The J2EE specification defines a development model and provides supporting standards and tools for developing multitiered Web-based applications. New standards are being defined in the Web services arena that extend applications across enterprise boundaries. Vendors are working feverishly to harness their integrated development environments (IDE) to include the necessary tools and features to address the needs of J... (more)