I have a project which only have Stateless session beans (SLSB) with xml using DAO.
Couple of these beans have turned out to be very simple utility/helper classes. So, question is if there's any disadvantage of converting them to simple java classes with static helper methods. We do expect thousands of users calling these beans/classes but having only static methods means I dont need to worry about object-creation, pooling or lifecycle management.
I appreciate your feedback.
This should work fine. I used this in JBoss as well as BEA Weblogic 5/6. The only thing you can maybe run into is that there is no guarantee that all EJBs instance are in the same JVM.
Have fun - Andy