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



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