This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
How many here think that EJBs are unnecessary for most applications. Plain servlets with better division of work is all that is needed for most apps. EJBs are too costly to write, maintain and host (appservers). Microsoft .net does not have a specific server side component like ejb.