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Oracle Open World 2000 Presentation

Building a High Performance Java Servlet E-Business Application Using JServer and Oracle Workflow

At the dawn of the third millennium CERN is embarking on its largest construction ever. Physicists worldwide require web-based access to generate, route and authorize a multitude of electronic documents, such as purchase orders, transport requests, with extremely tight deadlines. Eighteen months ago CERN embarked in the direction of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) architecture and a Java Servlet API. Now full production includes 1000 different users per day on a multi-lingual system processing 300,000 electronic authorizations per year using Oracles high performance JServer Java VM in the heart of an Oracle8i database. This session walks through this success story, from the early design decisions, the promises of the EJB architecture, client vs. server-side validation, and the risks and pay-offs of going production with such new technologies. The discussion includes practical advice from the chief developer of this project including the implications of each design decision, and a critical comparison of alternative Java solutions.


Derek Mathieson




(requires Microsoft
Powerpoint 2000)

OOW 2000.zip (4.9Mb)