(n.) In the JavaTM look and feel, a reusable software component. Beans can be combined to create an application.
Java architecture for writing reusable components in Java.
A definition or instance of a JavaBeans component. See JavaBeans.
A Java term used to describe a reusable program object (a program or routine) which has been encapsulated as an object. The object has a name, an interface and contains one or more executable methods to provide intended function.
A reusable software component. Beans can be combined to create an application. See also EJB, JavaBeans
a java class basically used to store form informations or other things, a servlet is a java class similar to the old style cgi
a server-side component that represents a business concept like a Customer or a HotelClerk
Emit client-side bindings as Java Beans. This is equivalent to the following line in an IDL file: #define symbol.
A reusable software component. Beans can be combined to create an application. Bean files will have the extension .jar or .ser.
A reusable software component that conforms to certain design and naming conventions. The conventions enable beans to be easily combined to create an application using tools that understand the conventions.
A reusable software component for visual development environments.
A Bean (a.k.a. JavaBean) is loosely defined as "a reusable software component that can be manipulated visually in a builder tool." You can look here for more information on beans. In my experience, I've found that people overuse the term bean and use it whenever they're referring to a light weight object (lwo) which has little functionality outside of basic get and set methods.
A reusable Java component built using JavaBeans technology.
A reusable software component written to the JavaBeans specification. See also JavaBeans.
A compact, portable, reusable, serializable, Java software component that includes support for automatic integration with visual application builder tools.