The EJB Advocate, Is EJB 2.x dead yet?

From the developerWorks archives

Geoff Hambrick

Date archived: January 3, 2017 | First published: February 22, 2006

The EJB Advocate responds to a reader who declares that EJB 3.0 makes EJB 2.0 obsolete, and explores some of the new features of the EJB 3 specification, including the Java™ Persistence API (JPA). This exchange shows that while the benefits of these new specifications are good, they require you to make some simplifying assumptions that may not work for everyone. Since nearly all of these benefits can be provided as implementations of the EJB 2.x specification with the proper tooling, it is likely that EJB 2.x will be around for a while.

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