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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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Summary

EJBs are the distributed software component for the Java language and are at the core of the J2EE specification. These components run within an abstract container implementation provided by an application server. Application servers that are J2EE-compliant provide a complete set of services that now represent the standard, the basic set of services expected of application servers.

Before we can really understand how to use EJBs, we must understand how they work together. This chapter provided a brief summary of EJBs and discussed how these components are developed with Java. A brief minimal implementation sample application was used to demonstrate this process.

In the next chapter we take a closer look at security and transactions with ...

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