posted 17 years ago
The stateless session bean case is quite simple. In fact, each stateless SB TYPE has ONE EJBObject. Which mean each client accessing the same type of stateless bean will access the SAME EJBObject.
Now on to the creation time. When client calls create(), what is actually created (if not already existing) is the EJBObject. Later, when the bean is needed for business method needs, then container calls its constructor, ties it to an EJBObject, sets its context, and then calls the ejbCreate() method. But at this time, the EJBObject for this type of stateless bean exists for a long time already, so its available in the ejbCreate() method.
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