Do I need J2EE?
Posted on 2001-06-02
I will credit all helpful comments. I can also increase the points depending on your comments.
I would like to know if my project which is using J2SE can benefit from J2EE. My understanding is that J2EE probably have encapsulated some common low-level functions that I would have to program myself if using J2SE? Following is a description of my project.
An NT running a testing software distributes computation tasks across PC networks. The project is kinda similar to the project SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). "Clients" connecting to the NT server notifies the server that they are available when their screen savers kick off. The server then assigns a task to the client, telling them to run a specific program on a shared drive. The clients notify the server again when finished.
I am doing this using very simple socket programming. I plan to switch to CORBA using Java IDL. Does it make sense to move to J2EE from J2SE? pros and cons? The project might be simple now. What do you see for future enhancement?