Chapter 4. Learning Context and Dependency Injection

We saw that Chapter 3, Introducing Java EE 7 – EJBs, was challenging since we had to cover lots of ground, including Java Enterprise enhancements and a Maven-specific configuration. In this chapter, we'll discuss Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), which was added to the Java EE specification in Java EE 6 (starting from JSR 299). It provides several benefits to Java EE developers that were missing, such as allowing any JavaBean to be used as a JSF managed bean, including stateless and stateful session beans. You can find more information on CDI and the newest version of the specification itself (JSR 346) at

Some of the topics that will be covered in this chapter ...

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