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By wshute ·
We have developed web based applications using Perl & Mason and we are recommending that we write new apps in Java rather than ASP. We also need to access business COM objects (omapi)to get at the business rules. we are thinking of utilizing the J-Integra bridging technology to get at the COM objects. Does anyone have experience using J-Integra and what has been your experience using this bridging tool.

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by Rakesh Goenka In reply to Apache/Java vs. IIS/ASP

In one of my previous projects as an Architect, we had a similar need, i.e. COM to Java. We were using SQL Server OLAP which unfortunately did not have a JAVA driver.

Though I haven't used J-Integra, I have heard good reviews about it. And there are other more open options available now via XML-RPC or SOAP. Microsoft already has support for SOAP for its COM objects and alphaworks.ibm.com has a SOAP implementation for Java. You can also use Sockets or HTTP comm. between COM and Java, depending on your deployment situation.

If you have a lot of data to be transferred between COM objects and Java, you may want to somehow route the COM output directly to client GUI or HTML page. Data between COM and Java is not shared, henced will pose scalability issues. I would recommend crunching as much data at MS/COM level and getting only smaller chunks of data into Java from COM.

Also, clustering support gets complicated as you will need different clustering support for both COM and Java. So tread carefully.

I hope this helps.

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by Rakesh Goenka In reply to Apache/Java vs. IIS/ASP

In one of my previous projects as an Architect, we had a similar need, i.e. COM to Java. We were using SQL Server OLAP which unfortunately did not have a JAVA driver.

Though I haven't used J-Integra, I have heard good reviews about it. And there are other more open options available now via XML-RPC or SOAP. Microsoft already has support for SOAP for its COM objects and alphaworks.ibm.com has a SOAP implementation for Java. You can also use Sockets or HTTP comm. between COM and Java, depending on your deployment situation.

If you have a lot of data to be transferred between COM objects and Java, you may want to somehow route the COM output directly to client GUI or HTML page. Data between COM and Java is not shared, henced will pose scalability issues. I would recommend crunching as much data at MS/COM level and getting only smaller chunks of data into Java from COM.

Also, clustering support gets complicated as you will need different clustering support for both COM and Java. So tread carefully.

I hope this helps.

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by joe.d'andrea In reply to Apache/Java vs. IIS/ASP

decline on comments about j-integra
wshute,
microsoft's implementation for soap is very simple. a wizard is provided to expose method's from com. ado method to save ado into xml form. this took a couple of day's. then another 2 to figure out how you wish to parse xml into java objects. another 4 to build jsp's. (then of course you have to add in the overhead of management input - 3 months) this cuts off your reliance to 3rd party solutions as integra (unless ms is 3rd party). and allows you to call method's from any jdk compliant platform. i realize this is not much tech help, only to let you know the simplicity of this implementation.
jd

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