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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: FYI, Specs from BEA + IBM
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2003 14:02:46 GMT
FWIW I like the look of IBM's WorkManager beans and timers for 
asynchronous processing of stuff. There was some interesting stuff 
about it on this blog...

I was just thinking the other day how its a shame this stuff isn't a 
J2EE standard. This stuff might also help us do async deployment stuff 

On 25 Nov 2003, at 22:10, Aaron Mulder wrote:

> 	Apaprently BEA and IBM have pulled together some extensions for
> J2EE app servers which they intend to implement and propose as JSRs.
> Probably worth keeping in the back of our mind.
> 	Particularly:
> "The three technical specifications are these: Service Data Objects, 
> which
> provides a common way to pull data from multiple data sources, such as
> Extensible Markup Language-based file systems and relational databases;
> Timer for Application Servers, a mechanism for scheduling processing 
> jobs;
> and Work Manager for Application Servers, for setting up processing 
> tasks
> in parallel."
> Aaron


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