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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Using the Beans Development Kit (BDK)

The Beans Development Kit (BDK) includes example beans and the BeanBox tool. The BDK is optional; you can create beans without it. However, the BeanBox tool is extremely useful and is used throughout this book.

The BeanBox Tool

JavaSoft's Beans Development Kit provides a simple application named the BeanBox tool for testing your beans and simple applications composed of beans. The BeanBox tool is itself a composite JavaBean application. The BeanBox tool displays a form (the BeanBox window) where you place and arrange beans. You then connect the beans together so that they can communicate. The resulting application can be saved and reloaded through the BeanBox tool.

Running the BeanBox Tool

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