Message-Driven EJBs

  • John Hunt
  • Chris Loftus
Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)


A major feature missing from EJB 1.1 was a bean that could receive messages via an intermediate queue; sessions and entity EJBs could only be called synchronously via their business logic and life cycle interfaces. EJB 2.0 introduced the message-driven EJB to rectify this problem, an EJB that is able to communicate with other EJBs and clients in an asynchronous manner.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
    • 1
  • Chris Loftus
    • 2
  1. 1.JayDee Technology LtdUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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