Increasingly, companies are turning to Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) portals as the foundational starting point for their Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). With composite applications and workflows giving end users a single personalized view into the enterprise, portals offer an ideal platform for the most tangible and practical integrations. An asymmetrical architecture using Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) produces an asymmetrical environment in which composite application development is restricted to the Java components running locally on the Java EE portal, and functionalities such as single sign-on and universal branding are difficult to achieve.
This white paper published by MainSoft demonstrates how development managers and software architects can accelerate the creation of J2EE Web applications and Web services significantly using Visual MainWin for the J2EE platform, Mainsofts newest cross-platform development tool. It includes a technical review of Visual MainWin, which brings the Visual Basic .NET and C# programming languages to the J2EE platform, and enables more than 2.5 million .NET developers to rapidly create J2EE Web applications and Web Services. It concludes with benchmarks that summarize the productivity advantages of the Visual MainWin co-development model versus programming exclusively in Java.