This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
A Simple java application which runs in command prompt can be used to invoke the methods of a bean. I think there are lot of topics in this forum about invoking a bean method from a stand-alone java application(specially HF EJB example)