This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I was reading a white paper on J2EE vs .Net by Roger Sessions.He declared EJB as a piece of crap against .Net.Although, the paper is outdated ,yet it did filled some doubt in my mind . Where does J2EE vs .Net stands now? Also how much EJB 3.0 going to change the scanario? White paper by roger sessions web page
EJB 3.0 is trying to evolve such that it will be easier to develop compared to EJB2.0 and remove some of the unnecessary steps. It is still in the evolution phase.
With respect to J2EE vs .net; there are two different lines of thought. Many of high profile firms use J2EE compared to .net(they had the choice to go either ways) including American Airlines, Southwest, Sabre, Coutrywide loans, JPMorgan Chase, Transplace, Cingular intranet etc(as you can see all these are observations from Dallas area). Verizon uses .net for their verizon.com site, Nucor steel uses .net.
There is scope of interoperability using webservices(many financial sector firms like Morgan Stanley use this approach). They develop client side stuff using .net and server hosting using J2EE.
I would consider J2EE as a safe bet for some time to come. Many small scale projects are also accomplished using opensource tools that are developed around or as helpers for J2EE(Jboss, Hibernate, mySql etc).
So just do J2EE(don't worry about those hefty comparisions). [ June 01, 2004: Message edited by: Kishore Dandu ]