Patterns and Idioms

Yesterday, you saw some patterns and idioms that apply to writing Session beans. In this section, you will see some more that relate to BMP Entity beans and local interfaces. If you are impatient to get onto the exercise, feel free to skip this section and revisit later.

Interfaces, Façades, and State

This is a pattern that relates mostly to Session beans, but is discussed today rather than yesterday because it uses local interfaces.

While Session beans can provide both a remote and a local interface, you'll only want to provide one or the other more often than not. Generally, you should aim to have a small number of Session beans that offer a remote interface, and the remainder will be local “helper” beans. In design pattern ...

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