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What is the different between EJB server and EJB container?

Hong Anderson
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Aren't they the same? Why there are 2 roles related to EJB server/container in the specification?


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Jonathan Elkharrat
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Joined: Dec 31, 2008
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i think the server is responsible for the network communication, messaging and such
while the container take care of supporting EJB3 features.
usually it's the same vendor that do both tasks.

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Treimin Clark
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The difference between those two roles are in a conceptual-level.
 
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