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Eric Howell
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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.

http://www.adtmag.com/java/articleold.asp?id=1615&mon=11&yr=2000

In this article, the 'worker bean' might be the 'helper (bean)' (which is the term I mostly use)
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/restricted/patterns/FrontController.html
 
Eric Howell
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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'.
Cheers
[ March 20, 2002: Message edited by: Eric Howell ]
 
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