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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Chapter 1. Introducing JavaBeans and the Enterprise

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Over the past 30 years or so, computers have gradually begun to dominate every facet of life. From day-to-day tasks in businesses, to making airline reservations for your vacation, to checking out at the grocery store, nearly every action you take every day is analyzed, recorded, and tracked by an information system of some sort. However, as you unwittingly move from system to system, all of this data is stored using a mind-boggling array of various methods. Some of these systems may be 30 years old and operate on large mainframe computers ("Big Iron") centrally ...

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