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Eric Howell
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
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I wonder can anyone give me a definition of a worker bean. Is it a bean used in a specific role? eg JSP>database connection, Servlet>data retrieval
Thanks in advance
Mike Curwen
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I think in general, 'worker bean' is used to denote any bean that serves (in some part) as or in the 'C' in the MVC pattern.

In this article, the 'worker bean' might be the 'helper (bean)' (which is the term I mostly use)
Eric Howell
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
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Thanks for the links Mike
I understand. You mean any bean used by the servlet in a MVC Pattern. So beans used by the JSP would not be classed as worker/helper beans.
This whole thing is strange as I'ev never come accross a concrete definition definition of a 'worker bean'.
[ March 20, 2002: Message edited by: Eric Howell ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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