HS- download JBoss, open notepad and start writing code. If you haven't done this, start by writing the famouse hello world EJB. This will get you up to speed with the interfaces (remote, home, local home, etc..), it'll familiarize you with session beans, etc. Deploy the application and test it. Now put more stuff, create an entity bean and start using JBoss with a DB (mysql, for instance). Insert some records and retrieve them using a session bean. Once you've mastered this, start looking at ejb ql. There are excelent articles in IBM developer works that you can follow. They help a lot. good luck
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai: would EJB-QL be easier to learn for one who already knows SQL like triggers, SP, functions etc?
Yep! EJB-QL is mostly a subset of SQL, but it adds some capabilities for navigating over relationships between betweens. So it has to reflect the object-to-relational aspect of the bean, but yes Billy, people who know SQL have a very easy time with EJB-QL! : ) cheers, Kathy