Java EE and .NET Interoperability

Integration Strategies, Patterns, and Best Practices

by Marina Fisher, Ray Lai, Sonu Sharma, Laurence Moroney

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 “It’s a fact the .NET and Java platforms exist in the enterprise with many touch points. Developers are very eager for information and examples on how the two environments can coexist. This book reflects our interoperability collaboration with Sun and provides best practices for using Web services to bridge .NET and Java applications.”


corporate vice-president,

Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corp.


“This book is a developer handbook for implementing interoperable applications and services. It includes actionable strategies for developers and best practices from the field experience.”


chief technology officer, Sun Microsystems


“A comprehensive, practical guide to developing applications that cross the Java EE .NET boundary.”


director business alliances, Sun Microsystems


“Efficient, effective interoperability between Java EE and .NET is a crucial element in the IT architecture of large enterprises and is vital to running a successful business. This book takes interoperability to the next level, far beyond the cold coexistence of systems, by describing effective strategies that allow you to achieve true interoperability while reducing complexity in your applications and your data center. Additionally, it provides examples and practical advice on how to achieve this new level of interoperability and covers in depth all of the options available from bridging, to porting, to platform unification. The costs that this can save you, from management, maintenance and server consolidation are very significant.”


chief executive officer, Mainsoft


“A complete and up-to-date coverage of Java EE .NET security interoperability standards and related specifications.”


architect, Sun Microsystems, and the

coauthor of “Web SSO MEX Specification”


Evolving Web services standards and technologies offer limited interoperability when it comes to security, management, and other important application characteristics. Successful interoperability solutions require comprehensive integration strategies that go beyond simple connections. The capability to mitigate security and reliability risks and transactional support is critical to interoperability.


Java EE and .NET Interoperability addresses issues encountered during the integration process, such as a diverse technology set, incompatible APIs, and disparate environment maintenance. The experienced authors outline strategies, approaches, and best practices, including messaging, Web services, and integration-related frameworks and patterns. The book also introduces readers to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the building block for scalable and reliable enterprise integration solutions.


This indispensable book provides the Java EE and .NET developer community with multiple strategies to integrate between Java EE and .NET platforms that save developers time and effort. Applying proven interoperability solutions significantly reduces the application development cycle. Coverage includes

·         Effective Java EE–.NET integration strategies and best practices

·         Detailed enterprise coverage, as well as standalone Java EE component integration with .NET

·         SOA as a building block for Java EE–.NET interoperability

·         Interoperability security issues and risk mitigation

·         Managing reliability, availability, and scalability for Web services built on Java EE and .NET

·         The latest interoperability standards and specifications, including Web SSO MEX and WS-Management

·         Current interoperability technologies, such as Windows Communication Foundation, WSE 3.0, JAX-WS, and Enterprise Service Bus

  • Pearson Education; April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780132055185
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Java EE and .NET Interoperability
  • Author: Marina Fisher; Ray Lai; Sonu Sharma; Laurence Moroney
  • Imprint: Prentice Hall

About The Author

MARINA FISHER is a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems. As a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE, she provides Sun’s Fortune 500 customers with assistance in architecting, designing, implementing, and deploying large-scale enterprise applications. Her background spans across financial, retail, manufacturing, and other sectors, with emphasis on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), interoperability, and application security.


RAY LAI, a principal engineer from Sun Microsystems Chief Technologist’s Office, specializes in financial services and SOA solutions. He has developed and architected enterprise applications for leading multinational companies around the globe. He is also the author of the book, J2EE Platform Web Services, and coauthored Core Security Patterns. His current technology focus includes application security and JSF/AJAX-style prototyping.


SONU SHARMA is an engagement manager with Client Solutions Organization at Sun Microsystems Inc. Sonu specializes in managing, architecting, and implementing scalable, reliable, and high-performance business critical enterprise applications using Java EE and XML Web Service technologies for Sun’s Fortune 500 customers. Prior to working at Sun, Sonu has worked on architecting, designing, and building enterprise solutions in the fields of e-commerce, banking, and insurance.


LAURENCE MORONEY is the director for technology evangelism for Mainsoft where he is responsible for sharing and shaping their unified .NET and Java EE architecture to enable and empower interoperability. Prior to Mainsoft he worked as a Senior Architect in the Reuters CTO office where he worked on research into Web Services Interoperability, Social Computing, and Trading Networks. Author of several books on Web Services and .NET, as well as dozens of technology articles, Laurence is based in Sammamish, Washington.