Developing a session bean

Tools such as Application Developer provide powerful tooling to assist with the development of session beans. Developing within the Application developer tool is discussed in detail in the second part of this book.

This section brings together all the concepts discussed in this chapter, and shows how the actual session beans can be constructed. We continue with the application that was presented in Chapter 2, “EJB architecture and concepts” on page 33, where we identified the two candidate session beans: Banking and Reports.

Building a session bean

When we build a session bean we are concerned with the bean class, the home and component interfaces, and the deployment descriptor:

  • Bean class— The bean class must contain ...

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