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Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:21:26 -0400
ozgwei wrote:

EJT wrote:

Why is the EJB important and widely used today?

No, I don't think EJB is widely used today.

That is wrong.

EJB's is widely used today.

A search at says:

java and ejb - 1565 jobs
java and spring - 837 jobs

(probably with a huge overlap)

                                            It was used a lot before
and it was a massive failure.

EJB has its successes and its failures.

I do not understand where you get that massive failure idea from.

Are there any books that will tie in all these J2/5EE related
technologies to help make good decisions on what to use and not to use?

Look for Rod Johnson's "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development
(Programmer to Programmer)" and his follow-up "Expert One-on-One J2EE
Development without EJB", in which he explained why EJB (excluding
EJB3) was a flop.

That was not really what the posted asked for.

Rod Johnson is the founder of the Spring Framework and EJB3 is larged
based on the concept of Spring.

I think that is not completely true. There are some overlaps, but they
also cover different areas. They have similarities but certainly also


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