J2EE and .NET Interop w/o Web Services

TheServerSide: J2EE and .NET Interoperability without Web Services?

Damian Mehers asks "who needs Web Services" now that Ja.NET (a Java framework) makes it possible for Java code to talk to .NET code. Ja.NET speaks the .NET remoting (binary) wire protocol.

That's pretty short sighted. It hardly deserves repeating, but there is more to the world than Java and .NET. And more to the world than entprise application servers and commercial software. Besides that, I think it's pretty cool that Java can now talk to .NET in that way. I wish vendors would come up with RMI classes for non-Java systems. Web Services are great, but variety is even better.

Written on March 5, 2002