Java News from Monday, July 5, 2004

Sun has posted the initial draft of Java Specification Request 220, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0. According to the overview, "EJB 3.0 enables the enterprise application developer to program with an API designed for ease of development that is a simplification of the APIs defined by earlier versions of the EJB specification. The existing EJB 2.1 APIs remain available for use in applications that require them. The API introduced by EJB 3.0 does not replace or deprecate those earlier APIs." Quoting from section 1.2:

The purpose of EJB 3.0 is to improve the EJB architecture by reducing its complexity from the enterprise application developer’s point of view.

EJB 3.0 is focused on the following goals:

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