Enterprise beans are the J2EE components that implement Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology. Enterprise beans run in the EJB container, a runtime environment within the J2EE server (see Figure 1-5, page 10). Although transparent to the application developer, the EJB container provides system-level services such as transactions to its enterprise beans. These services enable you to quickly build and deploy enterprise beans, which form the core of transactional J2EE applications.
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