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Java Garage by Eben Hewitt

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Beans are standard Java classes that conform to certain design and naming conventions (private variables and getter and setter methods). When people say, “JavaBean,” they mean something that comes from the java.beans package. JavaBeans and Enterprise JavaBeans have very little relation (no more than, say, Java and JavaScript). The original purpose of beans was to make it easy for software vendors to write programs (such as IDEs) to allow users to visually manipulate the software component represented by the bean (like in VB). To achieve this, beans all share the following characteristics: Properties, Customization, Persistence, Events, and Introspection.

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Contracted form of binary digit, the smallest unit of information in a computer. ...

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