Chapter 5. The big picture

[fleXive] is a comprehensive JavaEE 5 library with an EJB3 interface and a supplementing JSF component library. It is based on current Java enterprise technologies and focuses on flexibility and extensibility. Chapter 6, The [fleXive] core components and Chapter 7, JSF Support explain all key concepts services relevant to users of the [fleXive] framework.

The core of [fleXive] is a collection of EJB3 beans (called engines) that offer services such as content creation and retrieval, search queries and the definition of data structures. The client is usually a web application or another EJB3 that extends or embeds [fleXive] functionality.

The [fleXive] core is based on the following EJB engines: