EJBWizard - the graphical
generator for Enterprise Javabeans
What's new for EJBWizard Version 3?
I've gotten a lot of feedback since the EJBWizard first came out.
I've tried to incorporate as many of the suggestions as I could
to make this an easier tool to work with. It's impossible to
please everyone, but I hope that this new version will be a great
Here are some of the high points:
EJBWizard isn't just for JOnAS any more! I'd been using it with
the BEA WebLogic server for some time, but now there are hooks in
the system that make it easy to support multiple appserver
Now you can create Entity beans with keys built from more than
The EJBWizard has been enhanced to permit custom properties on
both a per-machine and a per-user basis.
Consistent User Interface
In response to complaints that the EJBWizard was confusing
because each type of EJB method (create, finder, and business)
had different editing controls, a general nethod editing dialog
has been provided.
More database options
You can now indicate that database fields be "wrapped" with Java
Support for Ant
Ant is now the build tool of choice for EJBWizard-generated EJBs. You will find
that it's much easier to manage EJB source and class code in a production
environment compared to the makefiles, which assume that you are keeping everything
in the JOnAS system directories.
For more information on Ant and to get a copy of the Ant distribution see
The Jakarta Ant Project.
More features, more bugs, room to grow.
While all the possible permutations haven't been tested, the Version 3.1
and later builds are now quite solid.
Current release - 3.2.3 (PRODUCTION)
- Finally gave up and made Version 3 official. If you find bugs, it's because
nobody told me about them back when it was Beta!
- MVC implementation (sort of) for bean-detail JSP. The orignal detail JSP
generated by the EJBWizard was pretty horrible, as the view and controller were
intertwined in the same ugly source file. In this release, the controller
is broken out into a separate Java class, leaving the view much cleaner.
Some helper methods are automagically generated to make it easier you to
customize the form input validation.
- Performance improvements for selected servers. JOnAS and WebLogic us
a method named isModified() to let the bean container know if an EJB has been
modified, and thus needs to be written back to persistent store. The Version 3.2
code generator creates the isModified() method and supporting code/data.
Previous release - 3.1.6
- This release (FINALLY!) generates BMP beans that work.
- JNDI datasource names are no longer hard-coded
- The ANT build file for JOnAS has a new variable: deploy-dir. Edit or override this to
indicate an alternate output directory for the bean jar file and prototype JSPs.
- Various embarrassing bits of lint.
Previous release - 3.1.5
This release is identical to 3.1.4 except that it allows for JOnAS Version 2.3
having relocated configuration files. It can be used with JOnAS Versions 2.2.x and 2.3.
Previous release - 3.1.4
This release fixes a bug in V3.1.2 that caused an exception to be thrown
when generating the detail JSP for beans that had not been saved and reloaded.
Previous release - 3.1.2
This release fixes problems generating EJBs with business methods and has
various enhancements to generated JavaServer Pages.