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Vijaishanker bala
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Hi,
I plan to make a comeback into J2EE after working 6 months with J2SE and other open source desktop java apis.I would like to know if ejb 3.0 has been released, because I have seen in tutorials for ejb 3.0 by Jboss and Oracle, they include a javax.ejb.* in their import declarations but on suns website i was just able to download specifications/documentations of ejb 3.0. So i would be glad if someone gave me some clues on release of ejb 3.0 and is it better than the older ones and as to where i can get hold of that import ejb api's(if i am not mistaken)

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Its not been released yet. The JCP website it the place to track its progress.
 
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From postings I've read, EJB 3.0 is expected to be finalized towards the end of this year.

If you search the JBoss forum, you can see many posts about EJB 3 and whether or not to use it yet.
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Mike Keith
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The EJB 3.0 spec is now in public review. Preview implementations are available from Oracle and JBoss. The spec will be final when it gets released as part of Java EE 5 in Q1 of next year, but it will be practically frozen within the next month or two when a proposed final draft becomes available.

I would recommend that you follow the progress of EJB 3.0 from the official Sun site, not from any one vendor site.

The official Sun EJB 3.0 reference implementation is available on the Glassfish site at http://glassfish.dev.java.net and the persistence component being done by Oracle will be there starting next week.

-Mike
 
Vijaishanker bala
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Thank you Mike for the information...I guess i will take a look at the glassfish site from the link you provided. I would like to know if the EJB version 2.1 will have any features better than the new version.In other words will the annotations of 3.0 provide the same/more features of the Deployment descriptors of 2.1

Vijai
 
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Vijai,

The basic rule that we have tried to follow in EJB 3.0 is that you should be able to access the same features both in annotations and XML. There have been some glitches (deployment-level settings are hard to express in metadata and the package-info.java is an abomination that is does more harm than good) but in general this is the case.

As far as the feature set, EJB 3.0 offers way more stuff than EJB 2.1, but at the same time is much easier to use.

Take a look at the some of the tutorials here if you are interested in seeing in more concrete terms how true this is.

-Mike
 
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