This spins off from this thread, Thread in Session Bean I have a need to access property files from a Stateless Session Bean. What are the best practices to do this. Approaches that I can think of are: - 1. ResourceBundle theResource = ResourceBundle.getBundle("myPropertyFile"); 2. JNDI 3. Any other suggestions? If so, what are the tradeoffs for each of these approaches in terms of performance & scalability?
A resource is a better bet for storing "large" numbers of objects and/or larger sized objects, since it's strictly file I/O. My mind is out to lunch on whether JNDI is ALWAYS going to be associated with a network server at the moment, but everything I can think of at the moment looks that way. Given a choice between file I/O and network I/O, use the file unless there's a compelling reason not to - for example sharing frequently-modified data in a cluster. (Then again, THAT's a good use for an EJB itself!).
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