Please don't laugh at my stupid question but I just want be sure about my thinking.
Since JPA can run without container, will a pure core Java API & JPA based application (without container) be considered EJB centric app?
Another words, is JPA considered integral part of EJB since it came with EJB3?
My thinking: An EJB centric app must have at least one session bean or MDB.
An EJB-centric application extends the modular, component-based application described in the previous section, with two main differences. First, this design uses a front component for a controller. Second, data represented by the JavaBeans components is maintained by enterprise beans. This design provides flexibility, manageability, and separation of developer responsibilities.