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I'm confused. I've seen two different terms: Javabean and Java Beans. Is there a significant difference between them?

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Where did you see these terms? –  Martijn Verburg Apr 4 '12 at 10:28
    
I saw those in searching in google or in book. I'm wrong? –  MJM Apr 4 '12 at 10:49
    
It is nice that I'm attending Stanford's NLP class. –  Chiron Apr 4 '12 at 11:16
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Does this SO question help? stackoverflow.com/questions/1361758/… –  jcmeloni Apr 4 '12 at 11:25
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One is singular and the other is plural? Really, without any more context this question is not answerable. –  Jesper Apr 4 '12 at 11:46

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People tend to casually refer to Java classes as "Java beans" in conversations and articles.

When written as one word, however, "JavaBeans" are classes conforming to a particular convention. A JavaBean is a Java Object that is serializable, has a nullary constructor, and allows access to properties using getter and setter methods. See Wikipedia's article on JavaBeans for more information.

It's also important to note the difference between a Javabean and an EJB.

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