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

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Bean Provider Responsibilities

Responsibility for creating a bean’s deployment descriptor starts with the bean provider. Certain information about a bean is independent of how it’s assembled into an application and deployed. As the developer, you know, for example, the names of the home and remote interfaces that are associated with a particular bean and the identities of any other entity beans on which it depends. While still playing the role of bean provider, you’re expected to supply the required descriptor elements such as these, plus any of the optional ones that you know at this stage.

Before looking at any particular attributes, the first thing to mention is the format of the deployment descriptor. The fact that a descriptor is stored ...

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