Alan Askew

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This article presents a design approach for multitier applications implemented with Enterprise JavaBeans. These entity EJBs inherit bulk set-and-get methods from a single parent class that takes advantage of the java.lang.reflect package. This approach reduces the number of network round-trips, simplifies application maintenance, and significantly reduces the lines of code in an EJB application. Introduction Any funky new Web site, no matter how appealing its dynamic introduction or its promise of a more efficient, exciting, and communal lifestyle, must culminate eventually in "the form." Internet users surf new sites with a subconscious dread of "the form," that page where, in spite of 21st-century technology, you must still type in last name, first name, middle initial, address, and so on to receive mailings. Distributed Web application developers share this dread... (more)