This week's book giveaways are in the Refactoring and Agile forums. We're giving away four copies each of Re-engineering Legacy Software and Docker in Action and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
For a container there are just EntityBeans (local or remote ones) which can be cached. There is no way of specifying a "coarse grained component". There is a concept where "coarse grained components" are implemented as Entity Beans and lightweight components as dependent classes. Peter. [ August 05, 2002: Message edited by: Peter Reinhardt ]