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How to Handle Permanent Exceptions after EJB Deployment: a Proposal

Posted by schaefa on September 30, 2003 at 4:56 PM PDT

Finally I found time for a technical log here at This time I want to discuss a shortcoming of the EJB specification and how they can be fixed to make the life of EJB developers and application server administrators easier and the deployed applications more robust.

Originally the EJB specification assumed that the applications are deployed at startup of the application server and the environment remains stable for the time the server is up. With the broader acceptance of the J2EE application servers the dependencies between remote servers (DB, application servers, JMS etc) grows and a successful deployment does not mean that an application will run smoothly all the time. In some cases application server are just used to host application on the user

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