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Advantages of EJB compare to JDBC

rakesh kumar nampally
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Hi All,

What is advantage of using EJBs compare to using JDBC directly keeping Transaction Part aside.
Harinath Kuntamukkala
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Business logic is in a re-usable component on the server, so you can easily re-use it in other webapps, or in other client types (e.g. PDA, Swing client)
Martijn Verburg

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Some people also prefer not having to deal with SQL directly, I personally find that a fairly weak reason but YMMV


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Since you are comparing to JDBC, you would mean entity beans (EJB 2.1) or JPA (EJB 3.0). Both are intended to be mapping frameworks to insulate you from the database. JPA/EJB 3 does a much better job at that.

Personally, I don't like the idea of putting business logic in an entity bean. There's too much EJB specific stuff in there to be easy to deal with. This situation improves in JPA.

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