An entity bean is an object that represents persistent data. In most cases the data are stored in a database. An entity bean, however, is more than a simple device for storing data. Rather, an entity bean may be thought of as an enterprise object with its own functionality It allows a number of clients simultaneous access to transaction-secure data. A graphical overview of entity beans is given in Figure 5-1.
KeywordsLocal Interface Persistence Medium Remote Interface Home Method Persistent Attribute
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