So where exactly is the source of information for questions about EJB Design patterns?
Home interface: factory
Remote interface: proxy
In J2EE technology, The EJB object is a decorator for the bean because the bean�s functionality is expanded to include remote behavior.
The EJB�s remote interface acts as a proxy for the bean. Proxy is also used in RMI.
I suspect that we're missing Kevin's point on this.
Applied Java Patterns also features a section on pattern use in systems built with J2EE and JINI technologies, and coverage of the servlet, JSP, EJB, and JavaSpaces APIs.