This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
To some extent I can make out that we need a proxy in case of session, request and global session scoped beans. But why not for a prototype scoped bean? I guess when we inject a prototype scoped bean in a singleton, we need the proxy to get to the original new instance of the prototype bean. Am I right?