Thursday, February 23, 2006

More EJB 3.0

For the past few days I have been working on a number of things. I shall blog about them in more detail when I have some time, but in the meantime, here is a summary:

1. Packaging issues. EJB 3.0 brings hassle-free packaging, however, it is still not easy to understand what the rules are. A discussion on packaging issues can be found here and here.

2. Semantics of merge() and persist() and how they are implemented in Glassfish is being discussed here.

3. Does EJB live up to its promise to bring POJO style programming to J2EE? I previously blogged about the fact that EJB 3.0 Entities are not really POJOs because they contain hidden semantics. See here for a discussion of dependency injection of EJBs and whether it is possible to implement Business Logic as POJOs.

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