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accessing EJB from perl
This question triggered my spidy senses.
While the hacker in me can find a perverse pleasure in trying to spoof the java.security.Principal object needed to get access to an EJB application server as a remote user, I must say that this sounds like a bad idea and a waste of time. (Oooo look at me!!! I'm Sun Certified! Watch me do my Java Certified happy dance. La la la....)
Luckily, my hacking skills aren't good enough to even try to go down that path. Even building some sort of SOAP cluge isn't going to give you access to an EJB's internal local and local home methods. I, personally, don't like the idea of building a test suite that only deals with an object's public face.
Luckily, there is JUnit, which is a wonderful set of testing libraries for Java. It's so cool it's even been ported to Perl.