It has been more than a decade since Java first came on the scene. Java brought with it a freshness of approach and for the first time, developers could think about multi-tiered applications, inter-operable features and above all comprehensive security. Java applications became inseparable part of networked and distributed applications development. The greatest benefactor of Java Technologies has been the Enterprises.
Java and the Enterprises
With the spurt in the internet economy, the need for exclusive application development for the enterprises, began to be acutely felt. A standardised architecture for database management, was very much the crying need for enterprise application development. Java came up with J2EE( Java 2 enterprise edition). J2EE gained wide acceptance and soon became the standard for enterprise architecture. The challenge of keeping up with the blistering pace of growth of e-enterprises, is being met head on by JEE and today Java architecture and the ensuing JEE applications development has made such quantum leaps in Application Development. Java do not care where it runs, whether it is high end server, a small palm top, a mobile or inside a refrigerator. You can write software on one platform and run it on virtually any other platform .This is possible through the java runtime environment which understands the byte code of Java.. Java code is the most simpler and easiest technology to develop and maintain due to its well written format and easily identifiable blocks. Reusability is the another hungry filling aspect of Java. Clients, service providers and developers saves time and effort and they need not to reinvent the wheel every time. Developers feel Java as the beautiful language ever identified.
JEE - Security
While other enterprise application tools require platform-specific security measures in each application, the advantage of Java EE security environment lies in the fact that it enables security constraints to be defined at deployment time. The Java EE platform makes applications portable to a wide variety of security implementations by sparing application developers the trouble of implementing security features. The Java EE platform provides standard access control definitions that are defined by the developer and interpreted when the application is deployed on the server. Java EE also provides standard login mechanisms so application developers do not have to implement these mechanisms in their applications.
Development Approach and Tools
To implement Java projects, PRCV Soft uses a proved set of open-source and commercial tools, enabling effective and implementation and testing of Java applications:
- IDEs: Eclipse
- Version Control: Subversion, CVS, ClearCase
- Unit Testing: jUnit, Cobertura,
- Static Code Analysis: CheckStyle, FindBugs, PMD
- Build and Contineous Integration: Hudson, Ant, Maven, CruiseControl
- Functional Automatic Testing: Selenium, Fitness
- Issue and Bug-tracking: Jira, Mantiss