The open source combination of Eclipse-MySQL is ideally suited for developing EJB 3.0 entity beans with WebLogic Server 11g. An Eclipse-MySQL database is an open source alternative to a JDeveloper-Oracle database. In this chapter, we created an EJB 3.0 entity bean application including a wrapper session bean in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, packaged the application into an EAR file, and deployed the application to WebLogic Server using a build script. Subsequently, we ran the application in WebLogic server with a MySQL database as the EJB 3.0 persistence database.
In the next chapter, we shall add an Oracle ADF Faces user interface to EJB 3.0 database persistence.