09 March 2006
Since I'm starting the Java EE side of a new personal project, I figured I'd catch up on technology a bit and have a look at EJB 3. I installed JBoss 4.0.4RC1 using the installer to get EJB 3 support installed. The installer was all messed up on my Linux desktop -- mostly failing to repainting itself, but whatever.
So far, I like using the new annotations to hook everything together, since I had been using xDoclet for everything previously. Now I have much less to setup in my build environment to make it work. I'm using some of these links to get started. I really like the new persistence API so far, though manipulating collections seems a bit tricky.