A new EJB 2.0 feature consists of writing business methods in the home interface that we can call without having to instanciate the EJB (kind of a static method) Is it a good programming practice, and how about performances of this compared to using stateless session beans ? Thanks, Val�ry
Architecturally, that sounds like bolting a conventional JavaBean alongside an Enterprise JavaBean. While it's undoubtedly less overhead, I'd approach it cautiously, since any methods you define there are going to lack the essential attributes that made it worth the trouble of using an EJB to begin with, and you may discover that as time goes by that some of those methods have to migrate OUT of the home interface and into the EJB proper. But that's just speculation on my part.
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