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In recent months, there have been significant writings and discussions surrounding J2EE frameworks and the key benefits one provides. I will not spend time reiterating those here. The bottom line is most professionals in this space agree on one thing: application-level reuse is a good thing and the right J2EE framework can deliver just that. This article concerns itself with identifying what specific features to look for in a J2EE application framework. First, let's decide on an appropriate definition of an application framework. An application framework: It's an implementation of a set of application-neutral components and services based on the best design patterns, standards, and practices available. These components and services should cover all identifiable tiers of the technology they are addressing. It should encapsulate many application complexities and commo... (more)