This chapter offered a high-level overview of exchanging data between .NET and Java. We looked at two technologies for performing this exchange: binary serialization and XML serialization. In its raw form in the .NET Framework and in Java, binary serialization doesn't make for a good interoperability story, but the concepts still apply, given the right set of third-party tools. The chapter's examination of using XML for data exchange started with a quick example of using XML parsing to exchange data between the two platforms. The discussion then concentrated on using XML serialization and creating data types that map to a standard XSD document for each platform.

This concludes Part I of the book, "Getting Started," which detailed the fundamentals, the business requirements, and the exchange of data as a way of introducing interoperability concepts. Part II, "Interoperability Technologies: Point to Point," will cover point-to-point interoperability. Chapter 4 begins the part by expanding on the concept of binary serialization introduced in this chapter and investigating how .NET Remoting can be used to communicate between the two platforms.

Microsoft. NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit
Microsoft .NET and J2EE Interoperability Toolkit (Pro-Developer)
ISBN: 0735619220
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 132
Authors: Simon Guest © 2008-2017.
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