This tutorial introduces you to the basics of building Enterprise JavaBeans with BEA Workshop for WebLogic Platform (Workshop for WebLogic). Through the tutorial you'll build a very simple application that includes a session bean, an entity bean, and a Java Page Flow (as a client).
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In general, this tutorial assumes you already know something about Enterprise JavaBeans and how they fit into applications built on J2EE. The Enterprise JavaBeans subject is large enough to fill — indeed, it has filled — entire books, so it's not described in detail here.
However, if you happen not to be familiar with Enterprise JavaBeans, this tutorial includes brief notes along the way about, for example, what entity and session beans are. But it's just enough to keep things moving along. For further reading, you might get started with the following:
This tutorial introduces you to Enterprise JavaBeans development with Workshop for WebLogic. As you work through this tutorial, you will:
The visitor tracking application you'll build with this tutorial includes the following components:
VisitBeanentity bean that keeps track of visits to the test web page.
VisitTrackerBeansession bean that greets visitors and checks the entity bean for the number of visits made to the web page.
VisitWebTestweb project within which to build a page flow that will be a test client for
VisitTrackerBeanCtrlEJB control that will be the test page flow's means for calling methods of the
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