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Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans™ 2.0 by Brian Keeton, Chuck Cavaness

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Why Use EJB?

By now, hopefully you understand the importance and value of components, but we have not made a case yet for using EJB over any other distributed component-based technology.

The reasons for using Enterprise JavaBeans build on the same reasons for using Java as your development language. Those reasons are

  • Write once, run anywhere philosophy

  • Specification separate from implementation

  • Interoperability

  • Ability of developers to focus on business logic

  • Compatibility with CORBA/IIOP protocols

Write Once, Run Anywhere Philosophy

Even from the beginning, Java was intended to be platform-neutral. This means that developers could use the Java language to develop applications without regard to the underlying operating system that would be hosting ...

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