yes, Spring offers the "lighter" of EJB version..
Spring also provides API to wraps up Hibernate through HibernateTemplate..
it could ran in TomcatServlet container..
but, i think EJB3.1 is good news also for EJB developer..
it could ran in lighter EJB Container, such as Glassfish V3..
Sorry, perhaps my english language isn't too good.. Prepare for SCJP 6, Please God help me.. ☼
References : [Java.Boot] [JavaChamp] [JavaPrepare]
subject: Can JSP and Servlets do everything doing by EJB