IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2 Help


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General EJB features

IntelliJ IDEA features the complete EJB support. It understands EJB specifications from 1.x to 3.0, and leverages them through all of its productivity-boosting features -  from coding assistance to refactoring, creating the environment ideally suited for developing EJB applications.

  • File and live templates for entity, session, message and other beans.

  • Auto-generating code for CMP beans, fields and relationships.

  • Dedicated context editors for all supported beans.

  • Automatic building of standard EJB deployment packages.

  • Automatic generation of appropriate EJB XML descriptors.

  • Complete EJB-aware coding assistance:

IntelliJ IDEA unifies all EJB-related application parts in the dedicated facet, which includes EJB descriptors, build, and library settings.

Multiple EJB facets are allowed per module.

EJB 3.0-specific features

  • Annotation mechanism for creating EJB, and Interceptors.

  • Automatic code generation, completion and dedicated binding editor.

  • Full EJB persistence support, powered with generating of persistence mapping from entity beans, Hibernate or JDBC source.

  • Visual Persistence diagram builder.

  • Migration of your existing EJB projects (versions 1.x and 2.x) to EJB 3.0 with:
    • Converting EJB environment access.

    • Rebuilding EJB deployment descriptors.

    • Transforming EJB interfaces.

    • Turning Entity Beans into Container Managed Persistence.

Last modified: 18 September 2020