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Special report: Java EE 5 faces the SOA test

This multi-part series looks at what service-oriented principles Java EE 5 has embraced, if the platform offers enough simplicity and what role industry experts expect it to play in a loosely coupled environment.

Special report: Java EE 5 faces the SOA test, part 1

The first of this multi-part series looks at what service-oriented principles Java EE 5 has embraced, if the platform offers enough simplicity and what role industry experts expect it to play in a loosely coupled environment. Read part one

Special report: Java EE 5 faces the SOA test, part 2

Part 2 of this series examines Java EE 5 in the context of enterprise-grade SO, looking at the Java ecosystem players and how they are moving enterprise Java development into an SOA world. Read part two

Special report: Java EE 5 faces the SOA test, part 3

The final part of this series looks at the role of the Java Community Process in the wake of the Java EE 5 release and its current priorities. It also examines what has been learned from the initial half-year of Java EE 5, and what may lie ahead. Read part three

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JavaOne: JBoss on SOA middleware, Java EE and data services There's traditional middleware and then there's SOA middleware and determining where they might converge or diverge is still a work in progress for vendors, says Craig Muzilla, vice president of Red Hat Inc.'s Middleware Business Unit. At JavaOne in San Francisco this week to tout Tuesday's release of Red Hat's JBoss Operations Network (ON) 2.0 integrated middleware management platform, he acknowledged that the product is only a first step when it comes to SOA management. Before the technology can advance, vendors need to define what makes SOA middleware unique and where it fits into the larger middleware picture, which is a question he hopes to have answered by the end of the year. Since he was at Sun Microsystems Inc.'s annual Java conference, he also pondered the future of the Java Enterprise Edition. And finally, on the one year anniversary of Red Hat's acquisition of MetaMatrix, he offered an update on the emergence of data services.

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