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.
The JavaBean is just a plain java class that complies with a few requirements (namely getter and setters, + public no-args constructor). The EJB is much more sophisticated and lives inside a container. The container offers many services and take charge of most of the low-level tasks for you. Julien.