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From Marc Boorshtein <>
Subject Re: Client library (I like JNDI factories)
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 10:43:44 GMT
Very interesting.  The factory concept in JNDI is nice (I would like
to do the something similar with JLDAP).  I'm not quite sure how that
helps with things like mapping between POJOs.  Could you give an


On 8/3/05, Stefan Zoerner <> wrote:
> Hi all! 
> There is at least one feature within JNDI which I like: The factory concept
> (object.-, state-, cantrol factories). 
> It allows us to implement cross cutting concerns like mapping between POJOs
> and directory entries within on module, so the conversion is under the hood
> (i.e. you make a JNDI search call and get your domain objects). And it is
> quite simple to create vendor/schema specific behaviour and make it
> customizable (even during runtime). Same is true for creation of response
> controls for special LDAP controls. 
> Of course it is possible to create such a framewotk yourself, but in JNDI,
> it is already there (within the JDK). 
> But yes, I also prefer "explicit" libraries like Novell/Netscape, e.g. for
> LDIF functionality. 
> Greetings from Hamburg -- Stefan 
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>  Stefan Zoerner, Dipl.-Math.
>  Advisory IT Architect, AMS Application Innovation
>  IBM e-business Innovation Center
>  Beim Strohhause 17 
>  20097 Hamburg
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