Is There an International Standard for J2EE?
Would I be correct in saying that there is no internationally-recognised standard such as ISO or ECMA for the J2EE platform?
To the best of my knowledge there is none.
Just me (Sir to you)
Not at all. My organisation has just decided to adopt J2EE and one of points in its favour that I keep seeing on PowerPoint slides is that it's an international standard. I just wanted to clarify the actual situation.
Java/J2EE is not recognized by international standard board/commitee like ISO/ECMA - Sun has kept it to itself since the beginning. This could be the beginning of a big old flame war, but lets not go there please ;-)
Yes, you would be correct. AFAIK there is no part of Java that is an ISO/ECMA standard. Just the specifications issued by Sun, normally through the JSR process.
J2EE is not an international standard recognised by a group like ISO, ECMA, etc, but Sun develop specifications and then certify application servers, etc as being J2EE certified, so in that sense there are standards for Java. Also Sun's libraries do support "internationalization" (eg. locale independent dates, error messages, etc).
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