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From Stefan Zoerner <>
Subject Re: Client library (I like JNDI factories)
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 06:58:15 GMT
Hi all!

There is at least one feature within JNDI which I like: The factory 
concept (object.-, state-, cantrol factories).
It allows us to implement cross cutting concerns like mapping between 
POJOs and directory entries within on module, so the conversion is under 
the hood (i.e. you make a JNDI search call and get your domain objects). 
And it is quite simple to create vendor/schema specific behaviour and make 
it customizable (even during runtime). Same is true for creation of 
response controls for special LDAP controls.
Of course it is possible to create such a framewotk yourself, but in JNDI, 
it is already there (within the JDK).

But yes, I also prefer "explicit" libraries like Novell/Netscape, e.g. for 
LDIF functionality.

Greetings from Hamburg -- Stefan


Stefan Zoerner, Dipl.-Math.

Advisory IT Architect, AMS Application Innovation
IBM e-business Innovation Center
Beim Strohhause 17 
20097 Hamburg

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