This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Maybe this is a silly question, but here it goes: how can I have access to attributes (request, session or application) from a bean (or any supporting class -i.e. not servlet, not Action, not ActionForm, not JSP)?