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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Setting the Stage

    2. Enterprise JavaBeans: Defined

    3. Distributed Object Architectures

    4. Component Models

    5. Component Transaction Monitors

    6. CTMs and Server-Side Component Models

    7. Titan Cruises: An Imaginary Business

    8. What’s Next?

  2. Chapter 2 Architectural Overview

    1. The Enterprise Bean Component

    2. Using Enterprise Beans

    3. The Bean-Container Contract

    4. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Resource Management and the Primary Services

    1. Resource Management

    2. Primary Services

    3. What’s Next?

  4. Chapter 4 Developing Your First Enterprise Beans

    1. Choosing and Setting Up an EJB Server

    2. Developing an Entity Bean

    3. Developing a Session Bean

  5. Chapter 5 The Client View

    1. Locating Beans with JNDI

    2. The EJB Client-Side API

  6. Chapter 6 Entity Beans

    1. Container-Managed Persistence

    2. Bean-Managed Persistence

    3. The Life Cycle of an Entity Bean

  7. Chapter 7 Session Beans

    1. The Stateless Session Bean

    2. The Life Cycle of a Stateless Session Bean

    3. The Stateful Session Bean

    4. The Life Cycle of a Stateful Session Bean

  8. Chapter 8 Transactions

    1. ACID Transactions

    2. Declarative Transaction Management

    3. Isolation and Database Locking

    4. Non-Transactional Beans

    5. Explicit Transaction Management

    6. EJB 1.1: Exceptions and Transactions

    7. EJB 1.0: Exceptions and Transactions

    8. Transactional Stateful Session Beans

  9. Chapter 9 Design Strategies

    1. Hash Codes in Compound Primary Keys

    2. Passing Objects by Value

    3. Improved Performance with Session Beans

    4. Bean Adapters

    5. Implementing a Common Interface

    6. Entity Beans Without Create Methods

    7. Entity Bean Relationships

    8. Object-to-Relational Mapping Tools

    9. When Entity Beans Are Not an Option

    10. Avoid Chaining Stateful Session Beans

  10. Chapter 10 XML Deployment Descriptors

    1. What Is an XML Deployment Descriptor?

    2. The Contents of a Deployment Descriptor

    3. The Document Header

    4. The Descriptor’s Body

    5. Describing Beans

    6. Describing Bean Assembly

    7. The ejb-jar File

  11. Chapter 11 Java 2, Enterprise Edition

    1. Servlets

    2. Java Server Pages

    3. Web Components and EJB

    4. J2EE Fills in the Gaps

    5. Fitting the Pieces Together

    6. Future Enhancements

  1. Appendix The Enterprise JavaBeans API

    1. Package: javax.ejb

    2. Package: javax.ejb.deployment (EJB 1.0 Only)

  2. Appendix State and Sequence Diagrams

    1. Entity Beans

    2. Session Beans

  3. Appendix EJB Vendors

    1. Commercial Products

    2. Open Source Projects

  4. Appendix New Features in EJB 1.1

    1. Entity Beans

    2. Session Beans

    3. XML Deployment Descriptors

    4. The Default JNDI Context

    5. Security

    6. Looking Ahead to EJB 2.0

  5. Colophon