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CHAPTER 29Java Beans

This chapter provides an overview of Java Beans. Beans are important because they allow you to build complex systems from software components. These components may be provided by you or supplied by one or more different vendors. Java Beans defines an architecture that specifies how these building blocks can operate together.

To better understand the value of Beans, consider the following. Hardware designers have a wide variety of components that can be integrated together to construct a system. Resistors, capacitors, and inductors are examples of simple building blocks. Integrated circuits provide more advanced functionality. All of these different parts can be reused. It is not necessary or possible to rebuild these capabilities ...

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