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Naren Chivukula
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Hi,
I'm going through Frits EJB3.1 spec summary document. I have come across some questions, if anybody can answer please.


1) How a TimerService provided by the Container be referenced using JNDI lookup? Or What is the JNDI name for TimerService?

2) Why stateful session beans can't have Timer Services?

3) Since timers are local objects, a TimerHandle must not be passed through a bean’s remote business interface, or web service interface. As TimerHandle is Serializable, can't I freely pass it over? What stops me to do this?

Cheers,
Naren
 
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Hi Naren,

Naren Chivukula wrote:1) How a TimerService provided by the Container be referenced using JNDI lookup? Or What is the JNDI name for TimerService?

In the global JNDI: "java:comp/TimerService"
Naren Chivukula wrote:2) Why stateful session beans can't have Timer Services?

Because the specifications say stateful session beans do not support timers (however they might be introduced in a later version of the EJB specs)
Naren Chivukula wrote:3) Since timers are local objects, a TimerHandle must not be passed through a bean’s remote business interface, or web service interface. As TimerHandle is Serializable, can't I freely pass it over? What stops me to do this?
Cheers,
Naren

Nothing, but on the other side you can't do anything with the timer.

Regards,
Frits
 
Naren Chivukula
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Spot on answers! Thanks very much Frits.

Cheers,
Naren
 
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