> My company is planning to outsource the development of a
> J2EE web application.
> We have invited 7 external consulting firms to bid for the project.
> Each of the 7 firms will be making a presentation to us in early July.
> What questions should we ask the firms?
> (I have 5+ years of Java experience already)
hm, from what i understand, the EJB part of J2EE is still not
very mature, i.e., there are not a lot of app servers with good
support of EJB 2.0. first, i would ask myself whether i really
need a J2EE app or whether a web application with other
persistence means does the job.
i would ask the companies for references, i.e. apps that are
productive and can be shown.