EJB Programming with Oracle WebLogic Server

4 days


This intensive course explores the Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) Component Architecture for building multi-tier internet applications.

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Write and deploy reusable, distributed components.
  • Take advantage of the services provided by the Oracle WebLogic AppServer (formerly BEA WebLogic).


This course is for Java programmers who wish to use Enterprise Java Beans to develop distributed intranet and internet applications in the Oracle WebLogic AppServer.


Delegates should have Java programming and development experience. Familiarity with JavaBeans, RMI, JDBC, Servlets and XML is useful.

This knowledge may be obtained from our Java Programming and XML Introduction courses.

Course Outline

  • EJB and the Java EE Architecture
  • Evolution of Distributed Computing on the Web.
  • The Java EE Solution.
  • The Enterprise JavaBean.
  • Roles in Enterprise JavaBeans Development.
  • EJB Container and Application Server.
  • Getting Started
  • Defining the Bean Class.
  • Remote Interface.
  • Writing Business Methods.
  • Home Interface.
  • Building with ANT.
  • Deployment.
  • Configured Deployment.
  • Automatic Deploy and Hot Deploy.
  • The Client.
  • Locating the Bean.
  • Creating an Enterprise Bean Instance.
  • Invoking the Bean's Methods.
  • Compiling and Running the Client Code.
  • The javax.ejb Package
  • The Remote Interface.
  • The Home Interface.
  • The Local Interface.
  • Local Interface Usage.
  • Container Objects.
  • SessionBean Interface
  • EntityBean Interface.
  • MessageDrivenBean Interface.
  • EJB Exceptions.
  • EJB Context.
  • Three Contexts.
  • Other Interfaces.
  • Session Beans
  • A Session Bean.
  • What About State?
  • Stateless Session Beans.
  • Lifecycle of a Stateless Session Bean.
  • Stateless Deployment Descriptors.
  • Stateful Session Beans.
  • Lifecycle of a Stateful Session Bean.
  • Stateful Deployment Descriptors.
  • HttpSessions and Cookies.
  • Deployment and Deployment Descriptors
  • Web Application Structure.
  • Deploying a WebLogic Web Application.
  • Packaging an Enterprise Application.
  • EJB Deployment Process.
  • The Deployment Descriptor.
  • Structural Data.
  • Assembly.
  • weblogic-ejb-jar.xml.
  • weblogic-cmp-jar.xml.
  • Compile.
  • Bundling.
  • EJB Clients
  • Client Types.
  • Deploying a Web Application.
  • The JNDI API.
  • Lookup with JNDI.
  • PortableRemoteObject.narrow().
  • Using the Bean.
  • Entity Beans
  • An Entity Bean.
  • Persistence Models.
  • EntityBean Home Interface.
  • Finder Methods.
  • Primary Key.
  • The Component Interface.
  • Lifecycle of an Entity Bean.
  • Entity Beans and Local Interfaces.
  • Bean-Managed Persistence
  • Why BMP?
  • Create a Connection Pool.
  • Create a Datasource.
  • Create.
  • Remove.
  • Load.
  • Store.
  • EjbFindByPrimaryKey and other Finder Methods.
  • BMP Deployment Descriptors.
  • Container-Managed Persistence
  • Why CMP?
  • Two Layers of Responsibility.
  • Coding Conventions in the Abstract Entity Bean.
  • ejb-jar.xml.
  • Container-Managed Relationships.
  • Types of CMP Relationships.
  • EJBQL: Finders in CMP.
  • Cascading Delete.
  • Automatic Primary Key Generation.
  • Limitations of CMP.
  • Transactions
  • Transactions in EJB.
  • Container-Managed Transactions.
  • Transaction Support Attributes.
  • Bean-Managed Transactions.
  • Session Synchronization.
  • EJB Security
  • Security Issues.
  • Authentication.
  • Authorization.
  • Securing Web Applications.
  • Security and Deployment Descriptor.
  • Bean-Managed Security.
  • Bean-Managed Security and Deployment Descriptor.
  • JMSM
  • Introduction to JMS Concepts.
  • What is JMS?
  • Parent Interfaces and GMD.
  • JMS Definitions.
  • Message Object.
  • Multi-Threading and JMS Exception.
  • PTP Domain and Interfaces.
  • Pub/Sub Domain and Interfaces.
  • JMS Server Setup.
  • JMS Destination and ConnectionFactory.
  • Creating the Subscriber.
  • Handling the Message.
  • Producing the Message.
  • Message Driven Beans
  • Message Driven Beans.
  • Asynchronous Processing.
  • Comparing MDBs.
  • MDB Interfaces.
  • MDB Deployment Descriptor Elements.
  • Appendix - Supporting Technologies
  • JDBC.
  • Database Transaction Isolation Levels.
  • XML.
  • RMI.
  • Servlets.
  • The JSP Solution.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 3200 $3200 2019-06-19