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Core Java™ 2 Volume II - Advanced Features, Seventh Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 8. JavaBeans Components

The official definition of a bean, as given in the JavaBeans specification, is: “A bean is a reusable software component based on Sun's JavaBeans specification that can be manipulated visually in a builder tool.”

Once you implement a bean, others can use it in a builder environment such as NetBeans or JBuilder to produce GUI applications more efficiently.

We do not tell you in detail how to use those environments—you should refer to the documentation that the vendors provide. This chapter explains what you need to know ...

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