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

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Why Beans?

Programmers coming from a Windows background (specifically, Visual Basic or C#) will immediately know why beans are so important. Programmers coming from an environment in which the tradition is to “roll your own” for everything may not understand at once. In our experience, programmers who do not come from a Visual Basic background often find it hard to believe that Visual Basic is one of the most successful examples of reusable object technology. One reason for the popularity of Visual Basic becomes clear if you consider how you build a Visual Basic application. For those who have never worked with Visual Basic, here, in a nutshell, is how you do it:

  1. You build the interface by dropping components (called controls in Visual Basic) ...

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