"All of the major application server vendors, with the exception of Microsoft, are moving to Java," says John Kiger, director of product marketing at BEA.
hopes one day there will be "a BEA application server in every business."
This may not be far-fetched.
An eLink Integration Server is also in the works, Kiger
has introduced support for both XML and EIB
in the version 2.0 edition of WebLogic Server, a separate "out-of-the-box" product built on WebLogic Server.WebLogic Commerce is targeted at e-commerce operations.BEA
also set its sites on the lucrative business-to-business exchange space, as well.The vendor will use XML, together with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) services such as EIB
1.1, JSP 1.1, and JDBC 2.0 to integrate WebLogic with its forthcoming E-Collaborate environment for Web-based trading communities and eProcess Integrator workflow engine.BEA's XML capabilities will also support application integration through industrywide standards initiatives such as RosettaNet
(www.rosettanet.org) and Microsoft's BizTalk
also plans to use XML in conjunction with WML to support wireless transaction applications through integration with WAP servers such as those from wireless access vendors, such as Nokia Corp
, (www.nokia.com)."Java Server Pages will be used to create on-the-fly HTML or WML pages.The WML pages will be sent across HTTP into a WAP gateway which will convert the pages into a WAP data stream for the mobile applications on the other end," Kiger