Java Software Factories: Part 9 – Factory Components
The building blocks for most Java Sofware Factories already exist.
There are many great specifications, standards, and products that have gained widespread acceptance already:
Core J2EE Design Patterns
Security – Liberty Alliance, SAML
Diagnosticsa and logging – log4j, JMX, and SNMP
Property Management – JNDI
Persistence – DAOs, JDBC, JDO, EJB CMP
Presentation – JSPs, Struts (perhaps JSF later?)
Integration – MOM and SOAP
XSLT – Xalan
At a another level, there’s a wide range of technologies that can and must be leveraged for the Java Software Factories – operating systems, relational databases, and much more.
An organization can standardize on which components it uses within its organization when constructing factories.
Standardization on specific components may sound obvious – but how many organizations do it?