To enjoy the benefits of this course, experience with the Java Standard Edition Platform 2 is desired as well as Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI).
If you need more information on RMI, see the Java RMI mentorial in your JDK documentation.
It will help if you are familiar with distributed programming concepts such as those in CORBA or COM, but this is not essential.
Experience with distributed databases and transactions will provide a useful context for entity beans.
You can take this course on Windows, Macintosh, or Linux platforms.
However, to complete the exercises in this course, you must have access to a computer running the
Java2 Enterprise Edition Reference Implementation
that currently only runs on
Windows 2000 or Solaris 8, 9, and 10.
This restriction will change over time as it is ported to more platforms.
Please check JavaSoft
Site for more information.
In the next lesson, the requirements for the course will be discussed.