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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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The JavaBeans Development Kit (BDK) 1.1

From Sun documentation, the JavaBeans Development Kit (or BDK) is "intended to support the development of JavaBeans components and to act as a standard reference base for both component developers and tool vendors." It can be used as a standalone development tool (similar to the command-line tools provided by the Java2 SDK) or as a testing tool to verify that your components work as you intended. Recall the Java Plug-In discussion and the problems developers routinely find with browser JVM implementations. To verify that your bean is, in fact, working correctly, the BDK provides an excel lent "sanity check." Included with the BDK are the following:

  • The BeanBox— The BeanBox is the JavaBeans reference container ...

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