Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick Recap: Chapters 38 to 43

Let us quick recap what we learnt about JavaBeans in the previous few chapters.

Introduction to JavaBeans:

• JavaBeans used in JSPs are totally different from Enterprise Java Beans or EJBs
• JavaBeans are regular Java classes that have a public no-arg constructor and getter/setter methods for all the variables declared in the class

Using JavaBeans:

• JavaBeans can be used inside JSPs using the jsp:useBean tag
• The attributes that can be set in the jsp:useBean are: id, scope, class, beanName and type
• You can modify the attributes of a Bean using the setProperty and getProperty actions

JavaBean Scope:

• JavaBeans can have 4 scopes: page, request, session and application
• Page is the least visible and is available only in the current JSP
• Beans declared with scope as Request are visible to all JSPs and Servlets that share the current Request
• Beans declared with Session scope are visible to all JSPs and Servlets that are accessed by a single user session
• Beans declared with Application scope are visible to all JSPs and Servlets that share the current Servlet Context – across user sessions

Key Terms Learnt in this Chapter:

• JavaBean
• Bean properties
• Bean scope and attributes
• get/set method pairs

Previous Chapter: Chapter 43 - Accessing JavaBeans in JSP

Next Chapter: Self Test - Chapters 38 to 43

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