Essential JavaBeans fast de-mystifies the terminology, and gets you using the JavaBean components quickly and effectively in your own applications. You can either read the book from start to finish (it shouldn take too long) or you can dip into it for various aspects of JavaBeans as and when you need to. It doesn't attempt to be a complete in-depth guide to every aspect of JavaBeans but it does foc us on all the things you need to know to get on and use JavaBeans - including linking JavaBeans to ActiveX components. You'll learn: how to use the BeanBox, how the Delegation Event Model works, how to create a simple Bean, what types of properties are currently supported by JavaBeans, how to define a BeanInfo object, and lots more. Lots of examples are included and you are encouraged to try them out as you go so that you get a real 'feel' for how JavaBeans work.