I have a stateless Session Bean that needs to call another java class. I am currently thinking if I should implement this other java class as a normal java class or as an EJB. So I wondering what are the advantages and disadvatages asuming if this java class will always be local (i.e. never remotely called)
I guess it depends. First you have to look at your class from a designing perspective. What are the responsabilities of this class. What are the relationships or associations with other classes in your system? Does it provide implementation for any of the use cases? Should this class be exposed to remote clients as well? On the other hand if this is only an utility class, I can see any reason why to make it an EJB. Regards.