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What is the Difference between statefull and stateless session bean?

 
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Hi to All.


What is the Difference between statefull and stateless session bean?
 
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Stateless Session Bean,which doesnt maintain state(conversational state) across method calls
and Stateful Session Bean,which maintains state across method calls.
 
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Stateless Session Bean should not have any Instance Variables, where as Stateful Session Bean can have Instance Variables. The Instance Variables is calles a State.
 
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Hi Subbarao,

Stateless session beans don't have any state specific to a client.But they have state in the form of instance variables.

Stateful session beans maintain the client specific state across the method calls with a single client.

Please refer http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/
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