I'm calling an stateless session bean to do the business logic in my Action class. For the time being, we're not using a business delegate. I'm wondering what the best practice is for obtaining the reference to the ejb object in my Action class. 1) Do I get the home interface and store the ejb object as a local variable within the execute method? 2) Do I store the home interface as a member variable? 3) Do I store the ejb object as a member variable? Thanks for your help, trying to learn a lot at once here .