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Rob Cromley
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Basically, I'm on a J2EE project now using MDBs and Session Beans. The database connectivity is through Hibernate making JDBC calls to a DB2 database.

I have also recently become SCBCD certified and see alot of the positive aspects of entity beans. The problem that I've run into is that the key people on this project who could have incorporated entity beans into our project have a bad taste in their mouths from previous projects where they tried to use 1.2 entity beans. This hesitancy seems to be the current mindset in the circles I run in.

How long do you guys think it will be before the market opens-up to the concept of entity beans again (or are the people around me paranoid more than most).

Thanks.
 
Mike Keith
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Rob,

Firstly, the new EJB 3.0 JPA uses "entities". In EJB 2.1 and older specs "entity beans" referred to the components that had transactions, security and container overhead, etc. JPA entities have none of these things but are a completely different breed from the old entity bean.

I see people all over the place already recognizing the new world of JPA and seeing the benefits of using standardized POJO persistence. It may take more time to reach some of the people in the dark nethermost regions of IT, but those people have to come up for air at some point. When they do, the light will shine all over them and they will need shades to even try avoiding it
 
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