POJO Application Frameworks: Spring Vs. EJB 3.0
POJO Application Frameworks: Spring Vs. EJB 3.0 by Michael Juntao Yuan -- Spring and EJB 3.0 are both reactions, in their own ways, to the complexity of EJB 2.1 and the complaints piled upon it. Both support developing with Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) and give the framework responsibility for handling transactions, security, persistence, etc. But the two use substantially different approaches. In this article, Michael Yuan puts the two frameworks up against one another to see how they stack up.