I'm new to EJB, and have done some tutorials etc. but haven't seen the need for persistence yet.
As I understand it, making an object persistent means that the object lives forever, even if there's a shut down of the app server. Is this right?
Now my question is, what role does entity bean persistence play, that a database cannot do? This is what I don't understand.
Thanks for helping a EJB newbie
You'll aren't going to get many answers to this type of question.
This is a technical forum, not a discussion board.
What you need to do is buy a book or read many of the debates on the web
about the relative merits of EJB vs JDO vs Hibernate vs DIY