This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Container guarantees saving of the following field types during passivation even though they are non-serializable fields as long as they are not transient. 1.Local / remote component and home interfaces (even if the objects / stubs are not serializable) 2.A SessionContext object 3.A bean�s special JNDI context or any of its subcontexts 4.The UserTransaction interface which can be got from the SessionContext 5. A resource manager connection factory like a instance of javax.sql.DataSource