Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 8
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The configuration of the
SeContainerInitializer instance allows the explicit addition of elements into an internal synthetic bean archive. The synthetic bean archive represents the set of beans that have been loaded while initializing the container. The contents of the synthetic bean archive depend on whether discovery is enabled:
If discovery is enabled, the synthetic bean archive is created using standard bean discovery rules and contains a superset of all JAR files on the classpath. Archives that do not include a
beans.xml file are excluded.
If discovery is disabled, and beans are added programmatically, the synthetic bean archive contains only the beans that have been programmatically added.