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Rajan Choudhary
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Joined: Mar 17, 2011
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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.
David Byron
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Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 172

If it can run without an EJB container, it's not EJB-centric.


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Yegor Bugayenko
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Joined: Feb 11, 2011
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Take a look at this link: http://java.sun.com/blueprints/guidelines/designing_enterprise_applications/web_tier/application_designs/index.html

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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.


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