Adding Transactions to Servlets with JOTM
Subject:   transactions and the web
Date:   2003-07-31 06:19:28
From:   jeff.mesnil
Response to: transactions and the web

Conceptually, there is nothing really new, the differences are at a practical level.

What has really changed since these papers ('97, '98) is how the web applications are developped:
o the communication between the web and Java platform is now done by Servlets
o the API to use Transaction is standard (JTA) instead of proprietary
o Open Source software such as Tomcat and JOTM have commoditized and leveraged the use of these technologies

If you're interested by new ways to think the relation between web and transactions, you may consider some of the web services transactions specifications which are out (e.g. WS-CAF which was designed by Arjuna among others)


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  • transactions and the web
    2003-08-06 06:57:56  anonymous2 [View]

    What do you mean by proprietary interfaces? From my reading of those papers they are using a standards compliant transaction service. OK, it's based on the OTS not the JTA, but so what? It's not proprietary.

    BTW, I disagree think opensource has commoditized transactions. Tomcat is another matter entirely, but not transactions.

    Thanks for the other reference.