By edort on Jun 26, 2009
Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology has taken a number of knocks in the past. When it was first introduced some, perhaps many, cried that it was too complicated, with a lot of programming overhead that made the technology needlessly difficult to use.
Over time things have improved dramatically. Features such as annotations in EJB 3.0 made the technology much, much easier to use. Those ease-of-use advancements continue with the upcoming release of EJB 3.1, which will be included in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6. A preview version of Java EE 6 is currently available for download. The preview version includes a nearly complete implementation of EJB 3.1
If you want to learn about some of the new, cool features in EJB 3.1, see the Tech Tip, A Sampling of EJB 3.1, written by Ken Saks, the EJB 3.1 Specifical Lead.