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Seam Framework: Experience the Evolution of Java™ EE, Second Edition by Thomas Heute, Jacob Orshalick, Michael Juntao Yuan

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34 Introduction to Web Beans

Seam has evolved web development in the Java EE environment, and now Web Beans is poised to revolutionize it. The Web Beans specification (JSR-299) is a collaborative community effort heavily influenced by Seam and Guice (http://code.google.com/p/google-guice). Web Beans not only intends to standardize many of the concepts introduced by these frameworks, but improves on them to define the next-generation web development model. In “The Web Beans Manifesto” (http://relation.to/Bloggers/TheWebBeansManifesto) the specification lead, Gavin King, described the theme of Web Beans as “loose coupling with strong typing.”

Loose coupling provides the dynamic behavior that makes a system flexible. Unfortunately, ...

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