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EJB 3 in Action by Derek Lane, Reza Rahman, Debu Panda

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Chapter 1. What’s what in EJB 3

This chapter covers

  • EJB as component and framework
  • Types of EJBs
  • EJB containers and persistence provider
  • Reasons for choosing EJB 3

One day, when God was looking over his creatures, he noticed a boy named Sadhu whose humor and cleverness pleased him. God felt generous that day and granted Sadhu three wishes. Sadhu asked for three reincarnations—one as a ladybug, one as an elephant, and the last as a cow. Surprised by these wishes, God asked Sadhu to explain himself. The boy replied, “I want to be a ladybug so that everyone in the world will admire me for my beauty and forgive the fact that I do no work. Being an elephant will be fun because I can gobble down enormous amounts of food without being ridiculed. ...

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