Hello, On page 92-95 of Stateful Session Bean (Assume AdviceBean is a Stateful Bean according to the heading): Step 5 shows that the actual bean is created first, and then Step 6 shows that an EJBObject is created after. I realize that the order may not matter in this case, however on page 100 of "Creating a Stateful Session Bean": Step 4 shows an EJBObject is created first, then Step 5 shows the actual bean is created after. This is confusing, then I try to find out what's going on with the Spec, I realize that: In EJB2.0 Spec, on page 83, it is shown in a sequence diagram that an EJBObject is created first, then the actual Bean is created after. In between them "SessionContext" is created. Thus, I think this is the correct behaviour, right? Let me know, thanks, John
=====================================<br />John Liang<br />SCJP2 1.4, SCWCD, SCBCD<br />Working on: WebLogic Architect, IBM Certified Enterprise Developer and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
Well, that's not it yet. Wait till you read about entity beans... In short it will say, that EJBObject is not your business, and except for it's interface you cannot make any assumptions what it actually is, how many and when they are created. It will even describe you possibility of entity bean EJBObject, where there is single EJBObject for every entity your bean describes. Muahahaha!