What is a JavaBean exactly?

In Java, a Java Bean is a class that follows a certain set of conventions. These conventions are:

  • The class must have a no-arg constructor.
  • The class should have private fields and public getter and setter methods for accessing these fields.
  • The class should implement the Serializable interface.

Here is an example of a Java Bean:

import java.io.Serializable;

public class Person implements Serializable {
  private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
  private String name;
  private int age;
  public Person() {
    // no-arg constructor
  public String getName() {
    return name;
  public void setName(String name) {
    this.name = name;
  public int getAge() {
    return age;
  public void setAge(int age) {
    this.age = age;

In this example, the Person class has a private field name and a private field age, as well as public getter and setter methods for these fields. It also has a no-arg constructor and implements the Serializable interface.

Java Beans are often used in Java application frameworks, such as the Spring framework and the Java EE platform. They are used to represent objects that can be stored, transferred, and manipulated in a consistent and standardized way.