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Applied Enterprise JavaBeans™ Technology by Kevin Boone

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1.1. Enterprise JavaBeans: what are they, and what do they do?

Let’s start by examining the answer to this question as provided by the most authoritative source, the EJB Specification itself:

“The Enterprise JavaBeans architecture is a component architecture for the development and deployment of component-based distributed business applications. Applications written using the Enterprise JavaBeans architecture are scalable, transactional, and multi-user secure. These applications may be written once, and then deployed on any server platform that supports the Enterprise JavaBeans specification.”

This definition makes a number of important assertions, which are worth considering in more detail.

“...a component architecture...” The distinction ...

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