Who liked to program in Spring or Hibernate? If you are still using Spring or planning to use frameworks like Spring or Hibernate, then you make give EB 3.0 a serious thought. After all, nobody likes clumsy XML code. Both, Spring and Hibernate make heavy use of XML documents. Prior to EJB 3.0, delivering container services has never been so easy before.
With regard to this article, itís targeted towards small to medium size applications which have a small footprint and donít require a heavyweight EJB container. I think we must give some credit to the author, cause towards the end, he does mention about out-of-box connection pooling features available in peculiar J2EE environment. Moreover, there are good numbers of developers who are just happy with a simple servlet container like Tomcat and want to explore more into it.