Hello.

I am totally confused about how EJB packages can be packaged into EAR files, and the purpose and benefits of doing this, and the complexities and issues in this area.

I have read
https://www.theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=7530

and

http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2001/06/26/ejb.html

I must admit that these have left be even more confused, as I now realise there are some fundamentals that I'm not even aware of, not to mind to say that I understand them.

Can anyone provide me pointers or basic articles that doesn't assume that you already have the basic principles of EJB packaging. By the way, I am familiar with jar and manifest files.

Thanks for your help

Paddy