The spec current public spec leaves blobs untouched. I personally think this is a mistake. I have not worked on a "real world" project that doesn't have at least a few blobs!
Bill, Do you have any insight on how the spec will eventually handle blobs or why it won't be addresed in this release. Will the 2.0 way of just using byte still work. This is horribly inefficient, but works if you know you won't have that much data. Handling it with streams seems like the best solution?
BTW thanks for all of the work on the JBoss 3.0 previews and work on the new spec. I think it will help JAVA tremendously!
Good question. I have posted your question to the EJB3 expert group. Stay tuned...
Blob and Clob support will be in the next draft of the EJB 3 spec. It is currently implemented in HEAD CVS. There's a tutorial on it under jboss-head/ejb3/docs/tutorial/blob
it is implemented in your next preview ? If yes , when ?
Check out JIRA. It is implemented in CVS. We hope to do the next release of EJB3 end of January. Depends greatly on whether or not a new draft of the spec is released by the EG.
The Blob tutorial can be found at: cvs: jboss/jboss-ejb3/docs/tutorial/blob
The link is
This turoial is not in the EJB 3.0 download found at