Chapter 6. Contexts and Dependency Injection
Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) can be used to simplify integrating the different layers of a Java EE application. For example, CDI allows us to use a session bean as a managed bean, so that we can take advantage of the EJB features, such as transactions, directly in our managed beans.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to CDI
- Interceptor binding types
- Custom scopes
Introduction to CDI
JavaServer Faces (JSF) web applications employing CDI are very similar to JSF applications without CDI; the main difference is that instead of using JSF managed beans for our model and controllers, we use CDI named beans. What makes CDI applications easier to develop ...