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.
Page 81 of EJB in action: PostConstruct and PreDestroy methods can be have any access modifier. I can't understand, how is this permitted and how can this work fine. I had a private @PostConstruct method in a stateless session bean and it worked fine. Since PostConstruct is just a method call, how can container which is outside the class invoke a private method. Please explain.