A Comparison of Component Integration Between JavaBeans and PCTE

Fred Long, Robert C. Seacord

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One of the latest approaches to software development is “component-based integration” [1] in which an application is composed by integrating a number of, usually small, software components. A number of component-based integration technologies have appeared, for example CORBA, ActiveX, JavaBeans. These technologies offer great promise. However, only a few years ago there were other integration technologies that were also promising great things but, in the event, have turned out not to be commercial successes. For example, repository-based integration and broadcast message systems. To gain some experience of the new technologies, we compared the implementation of a small component integration application using JavaBeans with how it might have been done using PCTE. This paper describes the experiment we carried out and reports our findings and conclusions. Section 2 provides background to JavaBeans and PCTE. Section 3 describes the application that we experimented with, reports on its implementation in Java, and discusses how it might have been implemented on PCTE. Section 4 compares the two approaches, and section 5 summarizes our findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 International Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationKyoto, April 1998
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


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