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Enterprise JavaBeans™ Component Architecture: Designing and Coding Enterprise Applications by Paul Anderson, Gail Anderson

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Chapter 2. Enterprise JavaBeans Overview

Topics in This Chapter

  • The J2EE Architecture

  • J2EE Components

  • J2EE Application Server

  • Session Bean Overview

  • Entity Bean Overview

  • Message-Driven Bean Overview

  • Local Interfaces

This chapter presents an overview of the J2EE architecture and Enterprise JavaBeans architecture. We'll begin with the concepts behind the J2EE architecture and how the J2EE components help you design distributed applications. Next, we'll discuss the J2EE application server and the role of the container in each server. This helps you understand how enterprise beans fit into the big picture.

There's a lot of terminology that goes along with enterprise beans, so this chapter is a good place to define terms. We'll start with the concepts behind ...

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