This week's giveaway is in the Java/Jakarta EE forum. We're giving away four copies of Java EE 8 High Performance and have Romain Manni-Bucau on-line! See EJB 1.1. It enhances the functionality provided by EJBContext, but does not replace it completely. InitialContext jndiContext = new InitialContext(); Double limit = (Double) jndiContext.lookup("java:comp/env/withdraw_limit"); IntialContext is the readily available ENC here.