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

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Chapter 5. Stateful Session Beans

Topics in This Chapter

  • Introducing Stateful Session Beans

  • Implications of Stateful vs. Stateless EJBs

  • Leveraging your EJB Components

  • Extending Multiple Interfaces

  • Value List Iterator Pattern

  • Example with a JSP Client

  • Local Interfaces

In the previous two chapters, we explored the design of stateless session beans. The most important characteristic of a stateless session bean is that it does not retain client-specific data. Thus, multiple clients can share stateless session beans, providing performance benefits. Stateless session beans also provide important business processes, but the results are transient, even during a session. Although a method of a stateless session bean could keep track of client-specific data, ...

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