Java Beans and Enterprise Java Beans(EJBs) are building blocks to many enterprise Java applications, but there are also complementary and related bean techniques. In a first post by Emmanuel Bernard, you can find a question and answer transcript-- including its corresponding podcast -- in which he describes Bean Validation or JSR 303. Read or listen to Emmanuel's post 'Bean Validation for the Rest of Us – Emmanuel Bernard on JSR 303': http://java.dzone.com/articles/bean-validation-rest-us-%E2%80%93 In a second post, Peter Muir announces the availability of the first (beta) Web Beans applications, including its primary features. Read Peter's post: 'First Beta of Web Beans available!' http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/FirstBetaOfWebBeansAvailable