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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  Java Servlet Technology

5.  JavaServer Pages Technology

6.  JavaServer Pages Documents

7.  JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library

8.  Custom Tags in JSP Pages

9.  Scripting in JSP Pages

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology

11.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in JSP Pages

12.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

13.  Creating Custom UI Components

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

16.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

17.  Binding between XML Schema and Java Classes

18.  Streaming API for XML

19.  SOAP with Attachments API for Java

Part IV Enterprise Beans

20.  Enterprise Beans

21.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

22.  Session Bean Examples

23.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

simplemessage Example Application Overview

The simplemessage Application Client

The Message-Driven Bean Class

The onMessage Method

Packaging, Deploying, and Running the simplemessage Example

Creating the Administered Objects for the simplemessage Example

Building, Deploying, and Running the simplemessage Application Using NetBeans IDE

Building, Deploying, and Running the simplemessage Application Using Ant

Removing the Administered Objects for the simplemessage Example

Part V Persistence

24.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

25.  Persistence in the Web Tier

26.  Persistence in the EJB Tier

27.  The Java Persistence Query Language

Part VI Services

28.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

29.  Securing Java EE Applications

30.  Securing Web Applications

31.  The Java Message Service API

32.  Java EE Examples Using the JMS API

33.  Transactions

34.  Resource Connections

35.  Connector Architecture

Part VII Case Studies

36.  The Coffee Break Application

37.  The Duke's Bank Application

Part VIII Appendixes

A.  Java Encoding Schemes

B.  About the Authors



Creating Deployment Descriptors for Message-Driven Beans

By using resource injection and annotations, you avoid having to create a standard ejb-jar.xml deployment descriptor file for a message-driven bean. However, in certain situations you still need a deployment descriptor specific to the Application Server, in the file sun-ejb-jar.xml.

You are likely to need a deployment descriptor if the message-driven bean will consume messages from a remote system. You use the deployment descriptor to specify the connection factory that points to the remote system. The deployment descriptor would look something like this:


The ejb element for the message-driven bean contains the following:

  • The ejb-name element contains the package name of the bean class.

  • The mdb-connection-factory element contains a jndi-name element that specifies the connection factory for the bean.

For an example of the use of such a deployment descriptor, see An Application Example That Consumes Messages from a Remote Server.